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Employers thanked for supporting pupils

Issued: 26 Nov 2010

Businesses in the Inverness and Nairn areas are being invited to attend an award ceremony to receive thanks from The Highland Council for the ongoing and valuable contributions they make in supporting pupils through skills for work; work experience; and enterprise projects.

An invitation from The Highland Council's, Education, Culture and Sport Service has gone out to local businesses to attend the ceremony at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Monday 29 November at 6.45pm.

The Highland Council's, Director of Education, Culture and Sport Hugh Fraser said: "This is a time of great change in Scottish Education. It is more important than ever that we help young people to develop Skills for Life and Work. Employers and businesses working in partnership with schools play a crucial role in preparing our pupils for the world of work and their future careers."

He added: "We are recognising the important input employers and businesses make to education by hosting a series of events throughout the Highlands over the next few months. These events support the national enterprise agenda which has, as a main theme engaging employers."

Business that supported pupils at Kilchuimen, Charleston, Millburn, Inverness Royal, Culloden and Nairn Academies; Glen Urquhart and Inverness High Schools; Drummond School and The Bridge will be presented with an award at the event.

Those attending will hear from young people and others about the value of partnership working, demonstrating the difference employer engagement makes in supporting education and preparing young people for the world of work.

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