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Dairy skills project launched in D&G

Dairy skills project launched in D&G | CDN | Scoop.it
A new initiative to help young people to get into jobs in the dairy sector has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway.
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A fantastic project, with two well presented videos

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Scottish Council for Development and Industry Skills Pulse surveys

Scottish Council for Development and Industry Skills Pulse surveys | CDN | Scoop.it
Find out about the impact of the current economic climate on business, challenges employers face to recruit the right skills and views on Scotland's training and education systems.
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Key Findings:Only 8% of employers felt that they were doing enough to engage with the education and training system to help prepare the future workforce55% of employers agreed they would like to see more advanced apprenticeships to help develop their workforce furtherEmployers recognise their role in providing work experience opportunities to young people with 85% agreeing94% of employers said they planned to arrange or fund training for their staff55% of employers reported that they had a formal plan to address their future skill needsOverall three quarters of employers said their business had performed exceptionally well or quite well over the last 12 monthsOverall, employers reported an average of 81% of their workforce were fully proficient in their existing role
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The MOOC revolution is indeed over.

The MOOC revolution is indeed over. | CDN | Scoop.it
The other day, after posting my last post here, I got into a friendly Twitter argument with the MOOC expert and future academic legend Rolin Moe. I, following conventional wisdom, noted that the MO...

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Fresh Ideas | Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE)

Fresh Ideas | Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) | CDN | Scoop.it
Want to turn a good idea into a successful business? Check out @_sie_ Fresh Ideas competition http://t.co/eLKT7PAAkC http://t.co/wjPL2aFnLQ
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Team UK Triumph at EuroSkills - The Education and Training Foundation

Team UK Triumph at EuroSkills - The Education and Training Foundation | CDN | Scoop.it
Congrats Team UK who were awarded 3 Gold & 6 Silver medals at the #EuroSkills2014 Closing Ceremony! http://t.co/46pzMAi3P6 @worldskillsuk
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Well done to Andrew Beel who works for Pacson Valves and attends New College Lanarkshire.  Andrew was also awarded Best in Nation.

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Tuition fees: the unexpected bonus - News - TES

Tuition fees: the unexpected bonus - News - TES | CDN | Scoop.it
Profile of apprenticeships never higher, government adviser says
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5 of the Most Popular TED Talks to Inspire Educators - FRACTUS LEARNING

5 of the Most Popular TED Talks to Inspire Educators - FRACTUS LEARNING | CDN | Scoop.it
“ From inspirational ideas to practical classroom advice, here are five of the most popular TED talks of recent years by world changing educators.”
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St Andrews Food and Drink Festival Dinner - Scotland Food and Drink

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Edinburgh Airport check-in to trial Google Glass

Edinburgh Airport check-in to trial Google Glass | CDN | Scoop.it

The Scotsman: Edinburgh Airport is to become the first in the UK to trial Google Glass, with a view to improving customer service. The check-in hall team are looking at how the technology could be used to help travellers find answers about a range of issues, from airport facilities to translating passenger documentation into English.


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Marketing Edinburgh's curator insight, September 30, 2014 8:14 AM

Until the end of the year, members of the airport’s customer welcome team will use the glasses to provide flight information, translations and answer general inquiries.

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West Highland College gets glowing report from inspectors | Lochaber News | News

West Highland College gets glowing report from inspectors | Lochaber News | News | CDN | Scoop.it
THE first ever external review of West Highland College UHI by government inspectors was published this week - and its postive findings have been warmly greeted by senior college officials and MSPs.
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Curriculum for Excellence in a Nutshell series

Curriculum for Excellence in a Nutshell series | CDN | Scoop.it
Here are our latest resources for parents and learners in our Curriculum for Excellence in a Nutshell series: Progression in a Nutshell, Skills in a Nutshell, Higher English in a Nutshell and Highe...
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Apprenticeship Return on Investment Case Studies - YouTube

Find out more about the IMI's apprenticeship ROI study at www.theimi.org.uk/ROI There were 5 key benefits identified as a result of the study.

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UKCES Overview_of_lmi_for_scotland

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An excellent insight into employer perspectives.

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British Chambers of Commerce - Young people need more support to make transition from education to work, says BCC

British Chambers of Commerce - Young people need more support to make transition from education to work, says BCC | CDN | Scoop.it
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Know the Difference Between a Good Online Course and a Poor One

Know the Difference Between a Good Online Course and a Poor One | CDN | Scoop.it

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Emporium of Dangerous Ideas

Emporium of Dangerous Ideas | CDN | Scoop.it
A blog about the College Development Network - Festival of Dangerous Ideas.
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Events

The College Development Network online Calendar of Events helps you to locate details of conferences and workshops crucial to your CPD.
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ScottishGovernment - News - Gender balance in engineering

Research shows girls exclude themselves from male-dominated professions.
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Important issue.

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ScottishGovernment - News - Gender balance in engineering

Research shows girls exclude themselves from male-dominated professions.
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College students Score at annual prize-giving event

College students Score at annual prize-giving event | CDN | Scoop.it
Outstanding engineering apprentices at North East Scotland College have been recognised for their achievements in a prize-giving celebration at Fraserbugh campus.
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BORDERS COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY ‹ TD1 Radio | Community Radio From Galashiels

BORDERS COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY ‹ TD1 Radio | Community Radio From Galashiels | CDN | Scoop.it
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Deadline for Cycle Friendly Secondary School Camps Extended to 19th September » Cycling Scotland

Deadline for Cycle Friendly Secondary School Camps Extended to 19th September » Cycling Scotland | CDN | Scoop.it
Cycling Scotland is the national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland. We’re working to establish cycling as an acceptable, attractive and practical lifestyle option. We want to make Scotland a nation of cyclists.
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