Build Your Future S2 Event

AGS took part in the Build Your Future construction challenge for schools in the North East.  

The aim of the challenge is to raise the profile of the construction industry to S2 pupils, parents, and teachers, and to highlight the range of exciting and rewarding career opportunities there are out there.  The challenge has been a huge success over the past couple of years and feedback has shown that pupils and teachers have come away with a better understanding of what a career in construction looks like, and it will hopefully be a bit of inspiration to pursue a career in construction in the future. 

The 10 S2 pupils selected form the Balfour Beatty challenge took part in 3 tasks during P5&6 working with the following:

Safety Scotland – Environmental Challenge Task  

KR Group – Retrofitting task  

RGU – Scott Sutherland School of Architecture

SDS & NPFS – Foundation Apprenticeships session for parents and carer

Skills Development Scotland and National Parents Forum for Scotland are arranging a session on Foundation Apprenticeships for parents and carers on Tuesday 14th December from 7pm-8pm.

This session gives the opportunity to find out about Foundation Apprenticeships including who they’re for, how they work and their benefits. During this one hour session we’ll talk through the value and equivalency of the qualification in terms of SCQF levels and UCAS points. We’ll also share pupil journeys and how Foundation Apprenticeships helped them progress onto a job such as a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship, college or university. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.