Apprentice Challenge highlights the importance of nurturing young talent
A national two-day challenge for housing apprentices will kick off today.
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) Apprentice Challenge will see 20 young people from housing associations and co-operatives across Scotland take on a two-day challenge during the SFHA’s annual conference.
They will work in teams to devise a communications strategy which could be implemented by a social landlord to help tackle and raise awareness of problems such as social isolation, fuel poverty and mental health issues.
This is the second year of the Federation’s challenge which aims to further consolidate the skills of the modern apprentices and highlight the important role that apprenticeships play as a vital first step on the career ladder.
Housing minister Margaret Burgess launched the challenge during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (May 18-22). Mrs Burgess will also deliver a ministerial address to the SFHA’s conference later today.
She said: “The apprentices taking part in the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations Apprentice Challenge are a small group of a much greater number who are being supported to create enthusiastic and skilled workers in the housing sector.
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