Linking rich biodiversity with traditional skills and rural development in Transylvania. Application Deadline – currently 1 or 2 spaces available – please email an expression of interest before completing an application form Hosts: Fundatia ADEPT Course Dates: 12 -19 June 2020 Application Deadline: 2 March 2020 Preparation Meeting Date: 22 May 2020 Aims & Themes: […]
It was interesting to hear that despite training opportunities there is not much uptake by young people to follow a career path in crafts. Many leave rural areas and head to the larger towns and cities for employment. Indeed some villages we drove through had an abundance of derelict houses and one we were told had 300 homes occupied out of a total of 1000. So what can be done to encourage young people into a career path within crafts? The model of an apprenticeship whereby the individual receives training through a dual system is an approach which works well. This involves a combination of theoretic training in an educational establishment combined with practical training in a crafts enterprise. Over the last few years Historic Environment Scotland has directed funding into apprenticship schemes in a number of its directorates. In the area of conservation there are paid apprenticeships in tradition crafts such as stonemasonary, joinerary, plumbing and painting. Individuals receive a wage and are guarrenteed employment after successful completion of the training. Indeed apprenticeship schemes across Scotland in all areas of work are on the rise.
Woodworking & forest management: tradition and innovation in Galicia. *Application Deadline – currently 1 space available – please email an expression of interest before completing an application form Hosts: XERA Agency for Forest Based Industries Galicia Course Dates: 25th May to 1st June 2020 Application Deadline: 2nd March 2020 Preparation Meeting Dates: 30 April 2020 […]