The Scottish Crannog Centre has been named as one of the recipients of Museums Galleries Scotland’s Vocational Pathways Fund.
This one-off fund was provided by the Scottish Government to address the need for good quality, affordable vocational training in Scotland's museums. The funding will open up new routes of entry and more diverse career paths, enabling non-graduates to commence a career directly within the museum sector.
Mike Benson, Managing Director at the Scottish Crannog Centre said:
"We're absolutely delighted to be able to offer young people the opportunity to commence a career within museums at the Scottish Crannog Centre. In our first year as a fully accredited museum, it is testimony to the passion and dedication of our staff that we have been chosen for the funding alongside some of the biggest museums in Scotland!"
John McLeish, Interim CEO of Museums Galleries Scotland, said:
"MGS is committed to the development of vocational skills within Scotland's museums sector. We are pleased to be able to support the Scottish Crannog Centre as they take steps to put the development of a young, diverse workforce at the centre of their plans."
The Skills for Sucess programme has been designed as a learning programme to give 22 non-graduate trainees the skills and experience to have a successful museum career. Each participant will spend a year on placement at a host museum in venues across Scotland. Learners will undertake an SVQ3 Museums & Galleries practice and a bespoke training programme consisting of 10 one-day courses. Learners will also have a mentor who will work with them throughout the year to make the most of their experience and help them prepare for the next steps.
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Funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund