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West Lothian – Partnerships in Food and Drink Education

Posted by | 25th November 2015 | Apprenticeship News, SQAJourneys, Uncategorized

 

To mark the Year of Food and Drink Scotland in 2015 SQA produced a set of short films highlighting the benefits of partnership working: developing the qualifications, skills and training needed to support Scotland’s food and drink industry.

We visited West Lothian — an enterprise area for food and drink manufacturing — to highlight the partnership projects between Bathgate Academy, West Lothian College and local manufacturers Macrae Edinburgh, AK Stoddart and Glen Turner Distillery.

Graeme Findlay, Qualifications Manager at SQA: “Scotland has a global reputation for quality and craftsmanship in food and drink production. It is the most dynamic and successful sector of the Scottish economy, creating over 100,000 jobs directly and indirectly.

“Successful partnerships between schools, colleges and employers like those in West Lothian, are helping to inspire, train and qualify the industries future workforce and are a great example of how SQA’s food and drink qualifications, from nationals to SVQs, are helping to support routes into the Scottish food and drink industry.”

Read more and watch the video case studies: Food and Drink – Partnerships

For more information about the successful partnerships between SQA, colleges, schools, employers, training providers, and industry representatives, and how they support learners across Scotland, visit SQA Journeys.

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