‘Making Learning Work for Young People’ was the focus of Forth Valley College’s annual engagement dinner, held on Wednesday 30 May and sponsored by MacRoberts and Developing Young Workforce Forth Valley (DYW).

Young people, industry professionals, academics, lecturers, pupils and students were among the guests at the dinner and networking event where Jamie Hepburn, Scottish Minister for Employability and Training, was the main guest speaker.

Forth Valley College Principal Dr Ken Thomson welcomed more than 120 invited guests to the Stirling Campus for a three-course meal, prepared and served by the college’s Hospitality students and staff. Music was provided by Rogue Feather – a traditional band of musicians with members coming from secondary schools across Stirling.

The event provided a unique opportunity to recognise the activities of the College as part of the national Year of Young People celebrations. This is the 5th themed annual dinner held at the Stirling Campus, with last year’s event entitled ‘Making Digital Work’ offering a similar opportunity for guests to explore initiatives related to this field.

Partner Val Surgenor said, “Having worked closely with Forth Valley College for many years, MacRoberts was once again delighted to sponsor their annual engagement dinner. In this Year of Young People, it is vital that education is accessible to all to get a good step on the career ladder, and we are pleased to play a part in shaping this discussion.”

For further information, please visit Forth Valley College’s website here. Anyone wishing to follow ‘Making Learning Work For Young People’ on Twitter should use the hashtag #fvcdinner18.