Co-presented webinar on 'Engaging with your future workforce' with City of Glasgow College and Robert Gordon University for Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions.
Engaging Your Future Workforce – Webinar recording now available
16 August 2022
This week, in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University, Robert Gordon University and the City of Glasgow College, ASVA was delighted to host our latest webinar – Engaging Your Future Workforce
In the webinar, we examined how visitor attractions and universities/colleges can work together more effectively to engage the future workforce for our sector. This included a discussion about the various ways that attractions and universities & colleges can work together, some of the barriers – both real and perceived – to engagement and some of the positive collaborations that have been experienced thus far.
Some of the learnings from the webinar included:
• Visitor attractions have an excellent opportunity to work together with colleges and universities in Scotland to help develop both our businesses and their students.
• Our future workforce is within these academic institutions. They are there and want to work in attractions. We must build on this enthusiasm by engaging them throughout their studies and to develop as graduate employees
• Enhancing communication lines is essential to achieve this. If we explain what we want, universities and colleges will look to pair us up with the right people to deliver what we need.
• Many of the barriers to engagement with colleges and universities are simply perceived barriers. Effective communication, discussing needs, requirements and timeframes will alleviate many of the perceived issues.
A recording of this highly informative webinar is now available in the members area of the ASVA website, and the slides from the presentation can be found at this link.
A big thank you to Anna, Craig, Alan, and Jane from our academic member institutions for delivering such an insightful webinar.