Business leaders back apprenticeships for economic recovery
To support Scotland’s economic renewal the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network is proudly working in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and backing Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022, which runs from March 7-11, to highlight the value of Scottish Apprenticeships.
Dr Liz Cameron, CBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
“I’ve been a long-standing ambassador for apprenticeships due to the benefits they provide to both individuals and businesses. And I’ve seen apprenticeships open doors for people into new and exciting careers.
“Businesses recognise that apprenticeships are a tried and tested way to develop the workforce and this year’s theme is Apprenticeships Work with the aim of demonstrating how apprenticeships are providing the skills employers and employees need now and for the future.
“Apprenticeships provide a win-win situation for both businesses and employees.
“Developed in partnership with employers, apprenticeships continue to adapt and be responsive to the needs of industry, which is increasingly important as Scotland’s economy adjusts to living and working alongside the Covid-19 virus and to support Scotland’s transition to net zero whilst businesses move away from carbon intensive industries into greener alternatives.
“More than 12,000 Scottish employers support around 43,000 Scottish apprenticeships, giving thousands of individuals opportunities to fulfil their dreams, their aspirations and enjoy satisfaction in success, whilst getting paid and gaining national qualifications.
“The SCC Network is actively connecting employers with Scotland’s young people through the delivery of the Young Person’s Guarantee and Developing the Young Workforce, offering a complete package of support for younger people affected by the pandemic. For businesses, providing apprenticeships is an ideal opportunity, giving the next generation the experience of working in great jobs and companies, helping them build their knowledge through world class training.
“Business leadership in the development of Scotland’s workforce benefits us all. That’s why SCC are putting the call out to businesses to please get on board now and sign up to support Foundation, Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship partnerships.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week is a time to show that apprenticeships work and highlight the positive impact they have.”
Visit apprenticeships.scot to find out more and get involved.
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