Skills Pathway for Moray’s young people is unveiled

AROUND 160 DELEGATES from education and employment attended the unveiling yesterday (Tuesday) of a skills pathway for Moray’s young people.

Moray Skills Pathway is a single framework to progress gainful employment for all young people through facilitating the skills, knowledge and attitude required for the workplace and in so doing support employers and Moray’s economy.

It represents a collaborative approach to the recommendations set out in Aberdeen industrialist Sir Ian Wood’s report Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) aimed at giving young people a better understanding of the world of work and the skills they will require.

The Moray Skills Pathway forms part of an overarching employability strategy for Moray which was also formally launched at the event at Elgin Town Hall.

The pathway – a collaboration involving Moray Council, Moray College UHI, Skills Development Scotland and DYW Moray – is based around the needs of the Moray economy and aims to give every young person interactions at four key stages in their learning and development before they make option choices in their senior phase at school.

These post-school options include higher or further education, apprenticeships and employment.

Speakers at yesterday’s event included Stephen Sheridan of Skills Development Scotland, Joan Mackay of Education Scotland and Maxine Scott of Moray Council.