A successful event showcasing careers in Lewis and Harris to forward-looking school students is to be repeated for Scottish Apprenticeships Week.

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are planning a series of events at which young people can get an idea of future opportunities and meet people across island industries, gaining a better understanding of the world of work.

A careers convention at Stornoway Town Hall on Wednesday 4 March will see S1-S6 pupils from the Nicolson Institute invited to attend from 10am until 4pm, while a similar event will be hosted in Sir E Scott School on Thursday 5 March from 1.30pm until 3:30pm.

Then on Friday 6 March from 9:30am to 12:30pm there will be a Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) meeting in the Town Hall. This gives the opportunity for local priority private sectors to explain their skill, accreditation and training requirements to develop their future young workforce.

Tariq Hussain, training officer for Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “A successful careers convention (was) held in Stornoway Town Hall back in November 2018. Feedback from exhibitors, pupils, parents and teaching staff was that the event provided an excellent opportunity for pupils to meet employers, colleges and universities, which assisted pupils to plan their future careers and post-school destinations.”

Employers are invited to contact Tariq to express their interest in becoming an exhibitor at tariq.hussain@cne- siar.gov.uk