March 20th 2018 | Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh



Fife College

Fife College recognises the importance of STEM to ensure our future as a knowledge intensive economy and is working to develop robust yet dynamic partnerships that provide strong pathways from secondary education through college and into employment.

As part of the Fife Economic Partnership, we are developing a coherent strategic approach to STEM which is driven by industry, to ensure that the education and skills delivered within Fife are able to drive forward growth and success within science, technology and engineering related industries.

Fife College drives high quality STEM learning opportunities to ensure relevant skills and education for Fife people and the Fife economy. By working in partnership with industry we can support the long-term economic growth of Fife and beyond, and give our young people the skills and education to compete for courses wherever they choose.


Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland

Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland is an independent, industry funded trade association - representing food and drink manufacturers of all sizes with a base in Scotland. The food and drink industry is facing a skills shortage - around 27,000 new job opportunities are forecast over the next 10 years - the majority of these will require highly skilled individuals with STEM skills. Many people are unaware of the wide range of exciting and rewarding careers that food and drink has to offer. Through their schools work – A future in Food - FDF Scotland promotes the variety of careers available and the routes to access them. 



At QA we draw upon our 35 year heritage in IT training to craft apprenticeships that combine SQA Qualifications and on the job learning, with sector specific training. We were the first IT apprenticeship business to be rated Ofsted Outstanding and are Microsoft’s Global training  partner. We pride ourselves on offering industry relevant qualifications to support our apprentices in their journey to a career in the IT and tech industry.