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Empowering Rural Creatives: Unleashing the Hidden Superpower
Rachael Brown, Co-founder and CEO of Creative Entrepreneurs Club tells us about the skills programme for creative freelancers and the unique adaptability of rural creatives
Scottish Rural Parliament
Artemis Pana, National Coordinator at Scottish Rural Action tells us about the Scottish Rural Parliament and it’s work with the rural communities of Scotland
Farmers Week 2023
Jenni Nelson, DYW Live Coordinator and Educator at e-Sgoil talks about DYW Live and the importance of the partnership, and about Farmers Week activities in February
The Importance of Diversity in the Land-Based Sector
Henry Graham, Chair of the Implementation Steering Group for the Skills Action Plan for Rural Scotland, talks about the importance of having a diverse workforce and the rewards of bringing new talent and skills into the workplace.
Skills for Growth provides Gaeltel with the spark to take on new staff
Susan Pellegrom, Chief Operating Officer at Gaeltel talks to us about how Skills for Growth has helped their business to identify the people and skills it needs to continue to grow and thrive in the future.
New initiative aims to tackle challenges with rural childcare
Mili Shukla, Sector Manager for Health and Social Care at Skills Development Scotland, talks about the importance of childminding, the challenges faced in the childcare sector and the development of the new Scottish Rural Childminding Partnership.
Apprenticeships in rural communities and getting involved
During Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Katie Fox, Skills Planning Manager for the Rural Economy at Skills Development Scotland, shares her insight into the value of apprenticeships, particularly for rural Scotland.
Rural Leadership Programme
Julia Latto, Project Manager in the Scottish Enterprise Rural Team, tells us about the Rural Leadership Programme and how it helps to develop individuals in rural business to become leaders, contributing towards business strength and growth.
Insights of a Conservation Apprentice
Niall Provan tells us about his experience as a Conservation Apprentice and the opportunities that it’s led to working in a rural environment.
GrowBiz Learning Session Programme in the Cairngorms
Jackie Brierton, Director of Growbiz, tells us about how they have been providing support to small rural businesses to help them through the challenges of the pandemic, and helping them to embrace digital technology to learn new skills.
Providing skills support for rural businesses
Katie Fox, Skills Planning Manager for Rural Economy as SDS, tells us about the new Rural Employers Toolkit and how it can support employers to recruit and grow the skills they need.
Thinking Outside the Box
David Richardson, Development Manager – Highlands & Islands from the Federation of Small Businesses talks about the challenges that can face small business owners, but how creative thinking and adapting to change can help reap rewards.