Local Advisory Board

The impact on our young people’s development has been transformational. This is a great example of how employers can successfully contribute to the senior phase of a Curriculum for Excellence.

Karen Prophet, Senior Education Manager, Edinburgh City Council

A Career Ready LAB (Local Advisory Board) is the essential link between your local authority, schools and employers, both local and national. 

The LAB meets a minimum of four times a year and its members act as expert guides, helping you and your Local Authority Coordinator with your Career Ready programme. LAB members ensure that students are provided with relevant opportunities to develop the skills and characteristics for the modern workplace.

LAB members also help to support the development of every aspect of the programme, using their networks to find employers who offer mentors and internships, people to deliver masterclasses, and employers to offer workplace visits . 

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