Case Studies & Success Stories
Overview: Before the end of term in June, pupils from 3 High Schools in Dundee had the opportunity to spend two days at Dundee Port and learn first-hand about how the Marine & Logistics sector operates. Organised in conjunction with the DYW Dundee & Angus Team and Dundee City Council, twelve 6th year pupils from Craigie High, Morgan Academy and St Pauls Academy in Dundee spent two days at the port as part of Forth Ports annual ‘Discovery Week’. Forth Ports Ltd’s ‘Discovery week’ has also taken place their Leith and Grangemouth facilities, with pupils from across Scotland benefitting from this fantastic industry insight. Each day is structured to provide a varied and interesting look at what the industry is all about and also what skills/attributes people working in the sector need to have.
Grove Academy and NCR have recently completed a project where pupils have been able to gain invaluable experiences of practical engineering. Working in partnership together, 6th year pupils and NCR staff have taken part in the 2018 MATE international ROV competition .
Today saw pupils from Harris Academy and St Paul’s RC Academy spend the day at BT House, one of Dundee’s biggest employers, at the BT Skills for Work Boot Camp. This is an incredible opportunity that BT and My Kinda Future have run across Britain for several years and has now been brought to Dundee.
McCalls is one of Scotland’s leading Highlandwear specialists with a strong focus on customer service and affordability which has been developed over the last 130 years. The newest addition to the McCalls family is the Dundee branch which opened in May 2017 with a new team which included Kira Fraser who had worked in the Broughty Ferry store for almost two years.
On the first day back in the office after the winter break, Melissa from the team caught up with Steven McLaughlan from Rockwell Offsite Learning Centre to find out more on their partnership with Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort. Learning about the great work being done in this amazing partnership has been a great way to kick-start 2018!
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