Developing language skills for the world of work

Employers and schools need to develop strong two way partnerships – partnerships that deliver improvements to teaching and learning and bring real-life context into the classroom.
Developing the Young Workforce (Scottish Government, 2014)

Business Language Champions: Developing language skills for the world of work

The Scottish Government’s ambitious 1+2 Languages Policy arrives at a time when globally the demand for language skills is expanding. The Business Language Champions (BLC) scheme helps schools and businesses to build partnerships through languages in order to support teachers in developing young people’s learning about the world of work and their understanding of the value of language skills to their future employability.

The Case Studies present replicable ideas for projects in your own school. These projects build a partnership between the school and a local business and enable the school to deliver on Developing the Young Workforce and the National Improvement Framework, as well as build crucial partnerships outlined in HGIOS 4

Please see our Get Involved tab for guidance on building your own partnership with business, through languages, to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to flourish in the workplace.

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