Welcome to issue 59 which comes at the end of Scottish Apprentice Week and ahead of Young Person’s Guarantee Week (more about that in our next issue).
Obviously the COVID crisis has affected all of us in different ways, but our young people have been hit hard by the pandemic, along with businesses. This week recognises the benefits apprenticeships and workbased learning bring to people and employers. With an uncertain future ahead for many of our young people, we hope you will join us in showing your support and appreciation for apprentices and the businesses who employ them.
Also in this issue we have an article on the winner of Gracefield Art Centre’s Lego Competition– maybe an apprentice builder of the future? Whatever your current situation, school leaver or employer, our Council is here to help and support where we can.
We would also like to acknowledge International Women’s Day, which is on Monday 8th March. This day celebrates women’s achievement, raises visibility and awareness against bias. 2021’s theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’, and we support this and all who challenge gender bias and inequality.
Let’s support each other in whatever way we can.