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Aimed specifically at S3 - S6 pupils, these events will demonstrate the relevance of language skills in a work context with the intention of encouraging pupils to continue with their language studies into the senior phase of their secondary education.
Schools will be invited to nominate up to ten pupils who will be able to discover how languages can enhance communication skills, motivation and employability opportunities in line with the aims of 'Developing the Young Workforce', the Scottish Government’s current Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy, and in line with the National Improvement Framework.
Learners will hear from a wide range of dynamic business leaders who view languages as a key skill in today’s globalised world and engage with marketplace stalls whilst enjoying refreshments. The purpose of the marketplace is to present opportunities to speak with representatives from a variety of businesses. Pupils will be able to ask questions directly and discover more about the range of careers and employment opportunities available within each of the sectors present.
The marketplace will be followed by a keynote speaker after which pupils will be invited to listen to two different interesting presentations. They will be allocated into their groups prior to the event and will be able to hear at first hand the important role that languages play in the business community. The event will end with an inspirational speaker to finish off the day.
Explore photographs, feedback from participants and the companies who were present at last year's events on our Business Brunch 2016 webpage and find out more about the first year we ran the programme as Business Breakfasts in 2015.
At the University of Strathclyde, SCILT have a number of partnerships with key organisations in Scotland, UK and further afield.
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