Business Breakfasts - 2015

Here are some comments received from those who attended:  

"It really helped me to understand the importance of languages and inspired me to continue with learning another language."
"I would recommend this to young people, especially at the time when they are choosing their subjects."
"The event expanded my knowledge of jobs involving languages."
"The event taught me the importance of respecting culture and communication."
"This has inspired me to learn an additional language."

You can see photos from each of the Business Breakfast events by following the appropriate links below:

Presentations from the Business Breakfast events are available to view by following the links below:

photo of pupils at business breakfast eventSCILT was delighted to host three motivational Business Breakfast events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen at the beginning of this year. Our main aim was to support S3-S6 pupils in the uptake of language learning in the senior phase by providing schools with an opportunity to hear from various dynamic speakers who view language skills as a key part to the success of their businesses.   


photo of speaker at business breakfast event

Pupils were welcomed by keynote speakers, Anne MacColl from Scottish Development International and Rita Stephen from Aberdeen City Council, followed by several workshops led by a number of business leaders. In addition, a business marketplace ran throughout the day and was manned by a number of companies and institutions so that pupils had the opportunity to ask and receive advice about how languages could benefit them in their future careers (see tab above for participating businesses). The day concluded with inspirational speakers, Jim Fleeting from the Scottish Football Association and Atta Yaqub, Scottish actor and SFA representative.

Demand for these events was high, resulting in over 500 pupils across 14 authorities and independent schools participating.

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