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Employability Skills and Vocational Training

Employability skills were discussed as a recent PSP meeting- mainly in relation to preparing pupils for the interviews/tests that they have to undergo to secure places on training courses with major employers such as EDF and RBS

A couple of web sites were noted as being particularly useful when helping pupils prepare

www.careerkickstart.rbs.com

www.careeracademies.org.uk

The school’s employability skills training is open to all senior pupils that want to take part.  Knox recently won the Community Partners Team award at the recent East Lothian Council Star Awards  for their Employability Skills Programme

A couple of additional web sites that may be useful for vocational training are

www.eastlothian.gov.uk/skillscentre

http://southeastscotlandacademies.org/index.html