The Centre for Work-based Learning wants to create a society and economy that values work-based learning and the benefits it brings. We want to find ways to help employers be more active within the learning system so people can experience how the knowledge and skills they acquire can be used in the workplace. We believe that enabling businesses to be more active in learning will drive economic growth and productivity. Have a look at what we've been up to recently to influence change.
The Centre's first PRAXIS event brought together senior colleagues across Scottish public-sector agencies, academia and the private sector, and acted as a vehicle to showcase work-based learning research. Dr. Anthony Mann led the discussion, drawing on insight from his extensive research in the field of VET and work-based learning.
The Centre for Work-based Learning, along with Skills Development Scotland, brought universities and colleges from across Scotland together to continue to build on the success of Graduate Apprenticeships.
The future of work is human, but we have to collaborate now. Read why Peter Cheese, CEO of CIPD, believes the future is uncertain, and why our human skills will help us thrive through industry 4.0.
Stephen Warwick, Vice President - Hybrid Cloud and Head of R&D UK at IBM, discusses how and why IBM implement life-long work-based learning, whether a new employee or experienced professional.
We held an information stand at the Maritime Enterprise Innovation Scotland Conference at the University of Strathclyde.
David Coyne, Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, wrote an Agenda for Herald Scotland on why we must promote work-based learning.
We held a a workshop with 70 CIAG colleagues to discuss skills for the future and work-based learning developments. The topic of the session was 'Future Skills and Progression Pathways through the Apprentice Family'.
We held a session on ‘Innovation, technological advances and the changing world of work’ at the 19th National Economic Forum in Edinburgh.
Victoria Hamilton, founder of Recoil Kneepads, shares her story of how work-based learning helped her start-up business succeed.
Traditional routes to employment are diminishing, and high-performing workplaces require diverse career pathways, says Josh Littlejohn.
We attended the 'Acting now for future skills' event, held by Nesta, which explored how educators and policymakers can respond to the growing demand for future skills.
The Centre for Work-based Learning in Scotland sponsored the Level 4 category at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards. Sophie Gray from the Centre for Work-based Learning, presented Lisa Daniel of Leonardo with the award.
The Centre for Work-based Learning hosted an international symposium - Innovating work-based learning in Scotland: Thriving in the workplace of the future in November 2017. Find out about the programme and get access to all the event content below.
We co-produced a video with Skills Development Scotland titled 'Skills 4.0: Thriving in the future': In the past, technology developed slowly. In the future, change will be the norm. What skills do we need to thrive in this ongoing change?
The Centre for Work-based Learning held a session on 'Factors Affecting Modern Apprenticeship Completion Rates in Scotland' at the Centre for Vocational Education Research in London.
On the afternoon of 18 August 2017 the Centre for Work-based Learning held a round table event on measuring the impact of modern apprenticeships (MAs), which is part of the Centre’s Impact workstream.
On the 8th of February 2017 The Centre for Work-based Learning held a roundtable event on Future Skills for Scotland. The event was chaired by Deborah Roseveare from the OECD with input from a range of Scottish and international attendees.
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