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Accredited workbased training frameworks for the hospitality sector in Scotland - Employees with Additional Support Needs Seminar

Date: 18 March 2019

Venue: MacDonald Crutherland House, Strathaven Road, Glasgow G75 0QJ 

Glasgow Kelvin College, through a programme co-ordinated by the British Council in India, is working closely with partners to develop new, accredited workbased learning programmes for people with additional support needs in Scotland. 

One of the College’s principal partners in India is Lemon Tree Hotels, a global leader in the training and employment of people with additional support needs, including people with Down’s syndrome and autism. The link below from a 2018 Financial Times article gives an overview of Lemon Tree’s work in this area and outlines how they have been able to support individuals with disability into employment in a financially viable and sustainable way. 

Read more here. 

This project already has the support of the Scottish Government, which has stated the new agency, Social Security Scotland, will be one of the first group of employers to engage in the programme. Additionally, Skills Development Scotland (SDS), which funds apprenticeship training, has offered its support to the programme along with a number of employers in the hospitality sector. 

The aim of this new programme is to introduce funded, accredited apprenticeship frameworks in Scotland, initially for roles in the hospitality sector, for people with additional support needs. As with all apprenticeship based frameworks, the aim is to develop a model which will secure access to sustainable employment for this group of people, on the same terms and conditions as the general workforce. 

On 18 March, Glasgow Kelvin College, the Skill Council for Persons with Disability in India and Lemon Tree Hotels will host a seminar in Glasgow for employers in the hospitality sector. At this seminar, Lemon Tree Hotels will outline their approach to the training and employment of people with additional support needs and discuss the considerable business and social benefits that they have achieved from doing so. 

The College will then work with Scottish partners to seek to outline how its programme will translate the experience and success of Lemon Trees into a viable apprenticeship programme in Scotland. This aim of this new programme will be to enable the development and expansion of the hospitality sector workforce which will in turn assist your business to prosper and grow.  The College and its partners very much look forward to exploring with you how this brand new framework could operate effectively in Scotland.

Programme 

Time

Item

0900 to 0930

Arrival

0930 to 0940

Welcome Address:

Glasgow Kelvin College

0940 to 1000

Background to Programme:

Glasgow Kelvin College and Skill Council for Persons with Disability

1000 to 1045

Keynote address:

Ms Aradhana Lal, Vice President- Brand, Communications and Sustainability Initiatives, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company

1045 to 1115

Muskaan address:

Mrs Neera Chawla and Mr Surender Singh

1115 to 1145

Panel Discussion

1145 to 1155

Next Steps

1155 to 1200

Vote of Thanks and Close

1200 to 1300

Lunch and Networking

For further information, or to book your place, contact Alastair McGhee on
T: 0141 630 5000 or E: amcghee@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk

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