Skills for the Future
Skills for the Future trains and supports people from diverse backgrounds to start their careers in the museums and galleries sector. We have run these projects since 2011, with support and funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our previous three programmes have seen 57 learners undertake one year placements in 35 host museums across Scotland. 87% of these learners went on to find employment in the heritage, arts or third sector.
In January 2018 we launched Skills for Success, our biggest programme to date. Skills for Success saw a cohort of 22 non-graduate learners (20 entry level and 2 management level) taking part in a one year paid placement in museums across Scotland while undertaking the SVQ3 Museums and Galleries Practice, a nationally recognised qualification. The programme concluded in September 2019, with 21 of 22 learners completing the placement. Skills For Success is currently being evaluated and the report will be available shortly.