ScottishPower Learning's School-to-Work Education and Training Programs: Empowering socially excluded youth and building future managers' leadership, communication and social skills (2001)

Winner, Global Best Award for Corporate Leadership, 2001

ScottishPower, one of the 12 largest electrical groups in the world, helps young people build their skills, get workplace experience, and make the transition into the world of work.

With interests that include electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and supply, ScottishPower serves about seven million homes and businesses across the United Kingdom and the northwest United States. Originally publicly owned, ScottishPower was privatized following the deregulation of the electricity industry in 1990.

Its youth program builds on ScottishPower’s network of Open Learning Centres. Originally created for staff only, Open Learning Centres now welcome family members and others in the community, including schools, small businesses, local charities, youth, and unemployed adults. Today, ScottishPower has 51 Open Learning Centres spread across the United Kingdom, with eight more being developed in the United States.

ScottishPower Learning (SPL) is the organization’s most far-reaching community initiative to date. Through a network of partnerships and strategic alliances, SPL works closely with community organizations that understand the needs of individuals requiring extra help to prepare for the workplace.

SPL supports youth skills development through three initiatives: education transition programs for 15- to 18-year-olds; pre-vocational training for 16- to 25-year-olds; and vocational training for those in the 16 to 25 age group.

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Kurtis Kitagawa, Douglas Watt and Ron Yachnin. ScottishPower Learning's School-to-Work Education and Training Programs: Empowering socially excluded youth and building future managers' leadership, communication and social skills 2001. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/scottishpower_learnings/scottishpower_learnings.pdf>
Kurtis Kitagawa, Douglas Watt & Ron Yachnin (2001). ScottishPower Learning's School-to-Work Education and Training Programs: Empowering socially excluded youth and building future managers' leadership, communication and social skills. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/scottishpower_learnings/scottishpower_learnings.pdf
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