Oracle hosts youth employment summit
World leading IT provider Oracle are supporting the Scottish Government’s efforts to boost youth employment.
As part of a worldwide training programme, Oracle are committed to developing the skills of young people in Scotland to enable them to take advantage of job opportunities in the wider IT sector.
They are now hosting the latest regional Action Forum on Youth Employment at their Customer Visitor Centre in Linlithgow today. The meeting will be led by Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance and will include representatives of the public, private and third sectors alongside young people themselves.
Ms Constance said:
“I am committed to working with all sectors to help young people improve their employability and take some firms steps on the career ladder.
“Meetings in Lanarkshire, Glasgow and Dumfries have been enormously constructive so far and I am very grateful to Oracle for agreeing to host the event. The company’s work to create training opportunities for young people in an important sector is a great example for other employers.
“We are committed to tackling youth unemployment across the country and have funded a number of projects aimed at helping young people into work, as well as guaranteeing all young people a place in education or training through Opportunities for All.
“However, we need an all-Government, all-Scotland approach and the public, private and third sectors must be united in supporting our young people to make the most of their future job prospects.”
Jane Richardson at the Oracle Education Foundation said:
“As part of a worldwide program, Oracle Academy prepares students for 21st century careers and provides teachers with world-class training and professional development opportunities. We are delighted to welcome the Lothians Action Forum on Youth Employment and to host the event at our Oracle offices in Scotland.”
The Oracle Academy offers a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to education institutions globally. Students gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies and develop industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workplace. The Oracle Academy supports over 1.5 million students in 95 countries.