This half-day event was aimed at apprentices, college staff and students associations’ working with apprentices.
The nature of apprentice education means that colleges can find it hard to involve apprentices in the standard engagement and representation structure within the college.
NUS Scotland and sparqs therefore wanted to work with colleges to explore different ways they are currently involving apprentices and how these examples and be developed and shared.
The aim was that by the end of the event delegates would:
- be able to recognise what aspects are creating barriers to involvement.
- have identified how existing structures can be adapted to include apprentices.
- have shared your own practice and used the group to develop this further.
- have action planned what your college can do next.
Delegates were asked to come prepared to share their own college’s practices in relation to apprentice engagement.
The event was held at the College Development Network offices in Stirling, beginning at 12.00noon and finishing at 4.45pm.
You can view the materials from the day:
- sparqs Presentation
- National Society of Apprentices Presentation
- Task Template - Are Apprentices really harder to reach?
The hashtag for the event, for use on Twitter was #EngagingApprentices