Date:    February 28th 2019
Time:    10.00am–12.45pm
Venue: Room 2.03 Charteris Land, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Synopsis of Event

The Scottish Government is committed to improving post-school provision for young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, who are more likely to leave school with few or no qualifications. Poor educational outcomes are likely to have negative effects on employment outcomes and many other aspects of later life.

So, what is being done and how effective are new Scottish initiatives?

At this event we report on our own research in Scotland. We are focusing on the experiences and outcomes of young people in two skills development programmes, one delivered by a college and one by a local council.

The event includes presentations from a training provider and from the Convenor of The Education and Lifelong Learning Committee for the Youth Parliament.

We will conclude by having what we hope will be a lively discussion, bringing everything discussed together.

This event will be of interest to practitioners and policy-makers working in the field of youth transitions, adult education, employability and lifelong learning.

** Registration is now open. Please sign up on Eventbrite.**

Programme

Tea and Coffee available from 09.30am

10.00am     Welcome

10.05am     Introducing our research

10.15am     Post-school transition programmes for young people on the margins – evidence from Scotland

10.35am     Q&A

10.45am     Tea and Coffee

11.05am     Karen Brown – Implementation Officer (Delivering the Activity Agreement in East Lothian)

11.20am     Chloe Whyte MSYP (Convenor of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee for the Youth Parliament)

11.35am     Group Discussion and Feedback

12.30pm     Wrap up