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Diverse Communities Networking Event - 24th July 10-2pm

Event date: 24 July 2019
Location: Wester Hailes Jobcentre Westside Plaza Murrayburn Road Edinburgh EH14 2SN
We are pleased to invite you to our Diverse Communities Networking Event.

This event will provide you with the opportunity to meet with local organisations who offer training and employability focussed support to the diverse communities of Edinburgh as well as employers with current vacancies.

Stallholders will include:

  • Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisations
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Edinburgh Airport ..... and many more to be confirmed.

To register and book a place at this event, please see the attachment to scan the QR code or visit https://diversecommunitiesedinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk/ (this will open in a new window)

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Edinburgh International Festival - LA Philharmonic Orchestra

Event date: 2 August 2019
Location: Tynecastle Park Stadium, McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL
LINKnet Mentoring is pleased to be in partnership with Edinburgh International Festival for a free outdoor event that is family friendly and spectacular.

The concert will feature music from iconic films such as Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and much more.

Edinburgh International Festival (thanks to Castansa Trust) is delighted to offer free tickets and free bus passes for the event.

Event Location: Tynecastle Park Stadium, McLeod Street, Edinburgh, EH11 2NL

Event Date: 2 August 2019.

Event Time: 7pm (1hr 30 mins).

Register your interest at linknet1@linknetmentoring.com or call 0131 261 4463.

Please apply and register before 22 July 2019 for free bus passes.

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Mentoring Young People

Event date: 6 August 2019
Location: Gorebridge Beacon, 58 Main Street, Gorebridge, Midlothian, EH23 4BY.
Whether you’re mentoring young people through work placements, apprenticeships or jobs this free training workshop offers practical insights and guidance to hone the skills required.

During the session you will explore key mentoring skills and have an opportunity to practice these skills with guidance and support from an expert facilitator. You will also receive a detailed guide to mentoring that is packed full of practical hints and tips as well as sources of reference for further self-directed learning.

This workshop is designed for individuals responsible for supporting young people on work placements as well as individuals responsible for managing apprentices or young employees within their organisation.

By the end of this session, you will:
  • Understand the difference between mentoring and coaching
  • Have Identified and practiced key skills and competencies, including:
  • Listening
  • Questioning
  • Influencing
  • Building trust and rapport
  • Feedback
  • Understand how to adapting your approach for young people
  • Have a simple model to provide structure to a mentoring conversation​
Dates:
  • Tuesday 6th August 2019 – 13.00-16.30 – Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE
  • Tuesday 8th October 2019 – 9.30-13.00 - The Ravelston House, 182 North High Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6BH

​Email dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk to book your space.

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Delivering Meaningful Work Placements

Event date: 3 September 2019
Location: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE.
With over 5000 placements required each year for young people in our region, this training will give you valuable advice, guidance and a best practice toolkit.​It aims to provide you with support in the delivery of meaningful work placements for young people that offer the best value to your business.

This workshop is designed to support individuals who supervise and manage work placements within their organisations or would like to find out how to.

By the end of the session, you will:
  • Understand the value and impact of effective work placements.
  • Explore what good and bad work placements look like – before, during and after.
  • Identify how you can get the most out of your work placement for your business.
  • Build a toolkit of best practice for:
  • Inductions
  • Health and Safety
  • Setting and managing expectations
  • Activities
  • Feedback and review
Dates:
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – 13.00-16.30 - The Ravelston House, 182 North High Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6BH       
  • Wednesday 6th November 2019 – 9.30-13.00 - Gorebridge Beacon, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TT

​Email dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk to book your space.

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Inspiring Young Minds

Event date: 17 September 2019
Location: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE.
At DYW we have seen the positive impact of when businesses are involved in informing and inspiring young people while they are still in education. For employers, engagement in schools and colleges supports talent attraction and can build industry and brand awareness.

This engagement helps to build young people skills for both work and life, adds relevance to their academic work and raises the career aspirations amongst Scotland’s future workforce. 

This free training workshop will increase your confidence to discuss your industry to a young audience and provide you with top tips to plan and deliver activities in school or college. 

This workshop is designed to support individuals who currently engage with or would like to engage with young people in schools and colleges.

By the end of this session, you will:
  • Understand the benefits to employers in engaging with education
  • Have increased confidence in delivering sessions to inspire young minds
  • Understand the types of activities that can be offered and how to connect with education
  • Know what to expect when delivering a session in a classroom or education setting
  • Explore practical hints, tips and solutions for how to plan and deliver activities in school or college
  • Have unlimited access to a bank of free resources that have been designed for delivering sessions in school or college.
Dates:
  • Tuesday 17th September 2019 – 13.00-16.30 - Gorebridge Beacon, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TT

​ Email dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk to book your space.

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