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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 29th June 2000.

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Photo of Mike Watson Mike Watson Labour

Question S1O-2079

To ask the Scottish Executive what links exists between the Careers Service, local authority schools and the construction industry for the purpose of increasing awareness of the range of employment opportunities within that industry.

Photo of Henry McLeish Henry McLeish Labour

The Construction Industry Training Board’s Educational Scheme employs five full-time members of staff who solely promote careers within the construction industry to young people, teachers and careers advisers. The scheme has strong links with both local authority schools, and careers service companies, and has recently held a nationwide programme of "Careers within Construction" seminars for teachers and careers advisers.

Both the CITB and the Careers Service are actively involved in the promotion of careers information and awareness within schools. Both have developed work within the classroom curriculum for both primary and secondary schools. CITB, through their Construction Curriculum Centres, have developed programmes of Construction Careers awareness, which runs alongside regular school visits and a number of Construction Careers Evenings.

The Careers Service Companies offer impartial advice, information and guidance to young people on a wide variety of careers and training opportunities including those in the construction industry.

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