Business Breakfast 2017

On Saturday 25th November we welcomed over 200 parents and senior phase pupils to our Business Breakfast. We were delighted to have built on the success of last year’s event and welcomed over 38 partners across a number of different sectors (including local and national businesses, colleges and training providers).

Business Breakfast 1

 

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the partners who supported the event and helped to make the morning a success. They provided relevant and up-to-date advice and information for our pupils and parents and helped to highlight the relevant skills for learning, life and work necessary for success.

 

The day was introduced by a number of key speakers including Mrs Kerr (Depute Head Teacher for S6), Robert Micallef-Eynaud (PT Employability), S6 Pupils and ‘My World of Work’ Ambassadors (Vijay Chand, Ellie McKay, Morgan Butler, Ross Witherow and Jack McCulloch), Brian Keegan (SCQF) and Gail Paterson (Glasgow Kelvin College).

Brian Keegan SCQF   

New College Lanarkshire   City of Glasgow College

 

Mrs Kerr gave an overview of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda and Mr Micallef-Eynaud provided an outline of his role within the school and how this plays a pivotal part in helping to ensure our young people secure a sustained positive destination.

 

Brian Keegan gave insight into the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework and how the framework promotes lifelong learning in Scotland. Through the SCQF learners can gain a better understanding of qualifications in Scotland and plan their future learning. The framework is shown below and further information can be found at:

http://scqf.org.uk

SCQF Framework

 

We are always keen to highlight all possible destination pathways and Gail Paterson provided insightful information about Foundation Apprenticeships and the benefit these have for our young people. Further information about the FA Programmes can be found here:

www.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk/foundation/

Gail Paterson

 

Our S6 ‘World of Work’ Ambassadors impressed parents with their presentation skills and stall dedicated to the My World of Work Website. They provided information on how to register with the website and the key benefits for career management. The website can be accessed on the link below:

www.myworldofwork.co.uk

WOW Ambassadors

 

The event saw a number of pupils demonstrating their leadership skills throughout the morning. Their stalls, selling a range of bespoke hot drinks, smoothies and baked goods, along with the Xmas hamper raffle and ‘Guess Stitch’s Birthday’ helped to raise funds for our nominated school charity, Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

WOW Ambassadors stall   Charity Team

Pupils hard at work

 

If anyone would like further information about working in partnership with Bishopbriggs Academy or supporting our DYW agenda, please contact Mrs Kerr or Mr Micallef-Eynaud.