College to mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week

West Lothian College is set to host an event for local employers during Scottish Apprenticeship Week in March.

The college is a strong supporter of Modern Apprenticeships and supports many private and public employers with over 300 apprentices in training at any time.

Apprenticeships delivered by the college include carpentry and joinery, engineering, electrical installation, business and care. In February, the college secured a contract from Skills Development Scotland to deliver an additional 175 apprenticeships to employers in the care and childcare sectors.

The theme of this year's Scottish Apprenticeship Week is ‘Skills Generation’. From Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March, the college will highlight the role apprenticeships play in shaping Scotland's workforce.

This year’s campaign will show how apprenticeships offer routes for personal and professional growth, deliver skills vital for current and future jobs, and contribute to growing Scotland’s economy.

An event at the college’s new Skills Centre for Sustainable Living on Tuesday 5 March will give attendees information about apprenticeships and opportunities to find out about the college’s innovative work on areas like renewable energy and sustainable construction.

West Lothian College apprenticeships manager, Louise MacDonald said: “A critical role of the college is to help build a skilled workforce in West Lothian and further afield. Apprenticeships are an important part of how we do that. I would encourage employers to come along to our event during Scottish Apprenticeship Week to find out how to upskill existing staff or create a new generation of skilled workers.”

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