Results from this year’s school subjects will be published on Tuesday 4 August 2020, and if your results are not what you expected, don’t panic you still have options – and there are experts on hand to help you navigate the next part of your journey.
From 8am on Tuesday 4 August, a dedicated Results Helpline from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will be running with Careers Advisers waiting to answer calls and offer advice, information and support to young people and their parents.
You can call the helpline on 0808 100 8000. It will be open from 8am-8pm on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August. Thereafter, it will be open on weekdays between 9am-5pm between Thursday 6 and Wednesday 12 August 2020.
If you would rather speak to someone familiar, you can also contact Careers Advisers from the local SDS team in Kirkwall. You can get in touch with them by calling (01856) 872 460 or emailing email@example.com. You can also find them on Facebook @SDS Orkney.
You can find further advice on My World of Work.
An online game which has been designed to help close the skills gap in the engineering sector has been launched and is now available to play.
Enginuity and the Prince’s Trust have created Skills Miner, an online game that can identify people who have what it takes to power the nation’s economic recovery when the lockdown is lifted.
A careers event was held at Stronsay Junior High earlier this week to help pupils think about their career options and understand the range of opportunities that are available to them on Stronsay, elsewhere in Orkney and further afield.
Titled Stronsay Destinations and using the theme of No Wrong Path, the event was organised by school teachers Mrs Groat and Mrs Barber, Developing the Young Workforce Orkney and Skills Development Scotland. We were joined at the event by Cooke Aquaculture and Papdale Halls of Residence.