EMPLOYERS across Clydebank are being invited to a free event to hear how improving the skills of their workforce through work-based learning can help growth and innovation.

Entitled, Making Skills Work for Employers, it will take place at West College Scotland on Tuesday from 9.30am to 1pm.

Hosted by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), it will offer businesses of all sizes the chance to speak to experts about the benefits of taking on apprentices and to hear about the latest developments in the range of apprenticeships available.

Lynne Lambie, employer engagement adviser at SDS, is urging businesses keen on recruitment and workforce development to attend.

She said: “There is a great deal of evidence showing that work-based learning offers real and sustained benefits for businesses of all sizes.

“Apprenticeships are aligned to the needs of employers, there’s support with training and employers can attract motivated young people looking for a good start to their careers.

“Europe’s highest-performing economies have strong systems of work based learning which contributes to low unemployment, fewer skills shortages and high economic growth.”

“With the continued increase in Modern Apprenticeships now being complemented by Foundation and Gradate Level Apprenticeships, now is the ideal time for employers to learn more about how this can benefit their business.”

To book, visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/making-skills-work-for-employers-clydebank-work-based-learning-tickets-28785423978.