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What Matters to Us – The City of Glasgow College

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 19th March 2018

Our UK Lead Tommy Whitelaw will be delivering a speech to final year HN students destined for a career in social care and early years

Iriss are holding their first national What Matters to Us Conference this Friday (the 23rd March) at the City of Glasgow College. This conference is a partnership between Iriss, the ALLIANCE, the Scottish Social Services Council, the College Development Network, Early Years Scotland and representatives from the college sector, including our host for the day, the City of Glasgow College.

Our UK Lead Tommy Whitelaw will be delivering a speech to final year HN students destined for a career in social care and early years, speaking about the Dementia Carer Voices project and our You Can Make a Difference campaign.

The Health and Social Care Academy will also be hosting a workshop at the conference, led by Associate Director Audrey Birt in partnership with Jean Carwood-Edwards from Early Years Scotland.

“As you enter the workplace with your Higher Qualification, do you want to have a career where you can truly transform people’s lives? Does this matter to you? If so, why not come along to this workshop to hear how Early Year Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance work with children, young people and families in a range of settings across the country to make a real difference.

You will hear real life stories whilst also learning about some of the many diverse employment opportunities that will be available to you once qualified!”

The City of Glasgow College hope that this annual event will provide an opportunity for students to come together with peers, hear from newly-qualified workers in the social care and early years workforce and those who have gone on to university. Students will also have the chance to learn more about the different job opportunities that are available to them. It will also allow time for interaction through workshop sessions and over lunch.

Any students who attend are able to apply for a SSSC Open Badge, in recognition of their attendance and learning from the day.

If you’d like to read more about it, we have attached a copy of the brochure for the event.

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