On the morning of Friday 4th September SEFA will be hosting a seminar at Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, focusing on skills development. The seminar will explore the skills development needs of the industry, with particular focus on the development of modern apprenticeships and the embedding of the national occupational standards (NOS). Key speakers will present current thinking and best practice to enable you to get a better grasp on how your company/business could support the initiative. This will be followed by a panel of key Scottish industry experts who will debate how we can work together to develop skills for the future success of our industry.
9.30 - 9.40
Jane Ali-Knight – SEFA Board
9.40 - 10.25
Developing Skills for a Stronger, more Successful Scotland
An overview of the skills landscape in Scotland with reference to other sectors and how they have been successful
Lawrence Durden & David Martin – Skills Development Scotland
10.25 - 11.00
Focus on Continuing Improvement: the establishment and implementation of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the events industry
Susan Spibey – Institute of Event Management
11.00 – 11.10
11.10 - 11.40
Modern Apprenticeships for the Events Industry – The Experience in England
Mark Riches – Chair - Events Industry Apprenticeship Scheme England / First Protocol
Industry Panel - Future Skills Development for the Scottish Festival and Events Industry: Opportunities and Challenges
If you have a vested interest in the future of the event and festival industry make sure you do not miss this event!