There has for some time been a significant gender gap in terms of young women accessing craft / construction apprenticeships, with the vast majority of places taken up by young men.
This is consistent across all geographical areas in Scotland, including Renfrewshire.
Renfrewshire Council’s MA programme has worked hard to encourage young women to apply for the craft / construction places we have available, with limited success.
We discussed with West College Scotland, the potential to work jointly to raise awareness amongst young women of the significant career opportunities available with the construction sector. This will hopefully encourage them to apply for MAs within this sector, including at Renfrewshire Council.
Renfrewshire Council and West College Scotland have agreed to take a POSITIVE ACTION approach and to deliver a joint event during Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week 2016 aimed at YOUNG WOMEN ONLY.
This will be a half-day event, which could be replicated up to 4 times over Monday 29 February and Tuesday 1 March 2016.
The event will allow young women to consider how they might support their community and build a career within the construction sector.
They will hear from other young women who are either working in construction or working towards gaining qualifications which will allow them to begin their career in the construction sector.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to try out a small element of a number of trades including Carpentry / Joinery, Painting and Decorating, Bricklaying and Electrical.
9.00 (1.00) Delegates arrive
9.05 (1.05) Introductions – Short talk from female role model.
9.20 (1.20) Health and Safety Information – Awareness of working environment, Slips, Trips and Falls, Need for PPE, What to do and who to contact in case of accident / emergency.
9.30 (1.30) Session 1
10.10 (2.10) Session 2
10.50 (2.50) Break
11.00 (3.00) Session 3
11.40 (3.40) Session 4
12.20 (4.20) Round-up Session / Evaluation
12.30 (4.30) Finish
City of Glasgow College
Merchant Navy Open Day
21st November 2015
9:30 to 15:30
21 Thistle Street
Looking for a career at sea? Come along the annual Merchant Navy Open Day based at the City of Glasgow College's new Riverside Campus on Saturday 21st November from 9.30am - 3.30pm. Save the Date!
Who'll be there?
There will be a number of representatives from shipping companies present on the day, these are still to be confirmed.
Last year saw the following companies in attendance:
The Glasgow School of Art
Thursday 29th October
164 Renfrew Street
Undergraduate Open Day
The next Undergraduate Open Day will be held on Thursday 29th October. Online Registration for this event will open in Summer 2015.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Come to our free open days in 2015 and discover how you could flourish as an artist by studying and living here.
Open days for 2015 will be on the following days:
Registration for open days happens one month in advance of the day. Please check back on our home page one month before your chosen day to find the links to registration. In order to attend our open day, you must be registered in advance. Due to limited places available in our workshops, we will not be able to cater for walk-ups on the day.
On the day you can expect to meet current students, speak with School of Drama lecturers, including Heads of Department, as well as receive a tour of the facilities, accommodation and speak to Admissions.
30th September 2015
16:00 to 19:00
At our open days you can ask staff and students about UWS. Visit us at the events listed and find a relaxed and informative way to plan your next steps towards University life.
Visit us to find out about our range of full-time, part-time and online learning degree and postgraduate options in:
Health, Nursing and Midwifery
As we have many courses on offer across our four campuses, we want you to come and visit us at the campus where your course area of interest is offered. Take a tour of our facilities and visit our student residences, discuss your interests and entry qualifications with academic staff, and our Student Services Team will be on hand to offer advice on funding your studies and graduate careers. SAAS representatives will be available at all campus events.
This event is FREE.
Wednesday, 23rd September 2015- Thursday, 24th September 2015
Freshers' Festival - the UK's biggest Student Exhibition
Whether you're the freshest fresher around or are an old hack at this uni thing now, absolutely all students are welcome to come and fill their boots (and bags and buckets too) with as many goodies as possible. Experience two days crammed full of giveaways, discounts and experiences from clubs, bars, restaurants, retail, employment, gaming, music and a few extra surprises too. We'll be announcing VIP goodies and spotlight competitions in the run up to the big day, so keep the Freshers' Festival website bookmarked and don't be that guy who is always last to find out about the good stuff.
No matter what you're on the hunt for, we've covered all the bases, whether it's employment information, fantastic freebies, delectable discounts, new connections, huge prize giveaways or unique music and entertainment acts. In essence, it's the ultimate chance to kick-off a new academic year in style. You might even spot one of the Scotcampus team attempting karaoke.
This event is FREE.
University of Stirling
Saturday 19th September 2015
Saturday 31st October 2015
09:00 to 15:00
These are days when school pupils, college students, parents, teachers, careers advisers and anyone else interested in studying at the University of Stirling are welcome to come and visit. We hold tours of the campus, offer presentations, talks and displays. A range of information desks are also available where you can speak to University staff, academics, and current students.
Both days will run from approx. 9.00am - 3.00pm. Registration will open from 8.30am. Academic presentations will run from 11.40am through to 3.00 pm. Academic showrooms will be open from 10am - 3pm.
What to expect on an Open Day
A visit to an Open Day provides you with information about what it is like to study at Stirling and allows you to find out all you need to know about the application process. There are a number of valuable presentations, including:
In addition, you can tour the campus with our Student Ambassadors and see our facilities for yourself, and talk to academic staff and students about your subject choices.
The programme for 2015 is still to be finalised. To give you an idea of what to expect please consult our draft Open Day Programme for the 2014 Open Days.
This event is FREE.
Wednesday 2nd September 2015
9:30 to 15:00
Our September Open Day offers a unique and exciting opportunity to absorb the atmosphere at one of the UK's top Universities, whilst experiencing a taste of student life in Scotland's largest and most vibrant city.
If you are thinking about studying at the University of Glasgow we would be delighted to welcome you along to our Open Day on Wednesday 2nd September 2015.
Our 2015 September Open Day will run between 9.30am-3.00pm with talks, tours and activities scheduled within these times. The day is entirely yours to come and go as you please, and for you to visit everything which interests you.
Should you have any further questions please e-mail mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you.
Glasgow Caledonian University Open Day provides the opportunity for prospective undergraduate students to explore our modern and vibrant city centre campus and have the opportunity to find out more about the extensive range of programmes the university has to offer. Academic representatives from the university's academic schools and representatives from various support departments will be on hand all day to answer any questions you may have.
There is also a comprehensive programme of talks throughout the day including specific subject talks, SAAS, UCAS, Student Association and Study Abroad and Exchange talks. A range of specific tours, including accommodation and departmental tours will also be available.
The Event is FREE. Guests do not have to be registered as they are welcome as guests on your ticket.