Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to [email protected] for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

This Summer Fife Gingerbread are launching their new ‘Day2Play’ campaign!

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Two kids having fun on a blue water sport raft in a local loch.

This Summer Fife Gingerbread are launching our ‘Day2Play’ campaign. A chance for children and parents to make special holiday memories right here in Fife! 

 

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Supply Chain Event to Highlight Contract Opportunities on Fife Projects

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Supplier Development Programme Logo picturing a robot and orange speech bubble with the text "supplier development programme"

The highly successful Meet the Buyer event series is returning to Fife next week, to highlight a range of contract opportunities available as part of the Dunfermline Learning Campus (DLC) and Westfield Energy Centre projects.

 

Under the title ‘Meet the Contractor’, the in-person event will take place at Carnegie Conference Centre on Thursday 28th April 2022 and is being supported by Fife Council, hub East Central Scotland, Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and the Supplier Development Programme.

 

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Awards celebrate outstanding teaching at the University of St Andrews

Thursday, 21 April 2022

University of St Andrews logo

Top teachers at the University of St Andrews have been recognised by colleagues and students at the Teaching Excellence Awards 2022.

In two separate awards – University Teaching Awards nominated by Heads of Schools and Students’ Association Teaching Awards nominated by students – outstanding teachers were acknowledged for their dedication in supporting students through their studies.

Winners from 2020 and 2021, when ceremonies could not be held due to the pandemic, were also invited to attend the event.

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eCom helps increase safety and reduce costs for the offshore wind turbine industry

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

eCom Wind Turbine with Blue Skies and Clouds in Background

Scotland’s leading digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions, has developed bespoke eLearning materials to help make offshore wind turbine maintenance technicians’ jobs safer – especially when they are working in rough seas.

 

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Edinburgh Airport to hold recruitment day

Friday, 15 April 2022

A recruitment day to promote the range of career opportunities at Edinburgh Airport will be held later this month (April 2022).

The airport will be joined at the event by a variety of campus partners including Swissport, Menzies, Hampton by Hilton, Sasse, Jet2 and more, and is being held in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Young Person’s Guarantee Funding Announced

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Young Person’s Guarantee boost as £113m announced for employability services

 

The Young Person’s Guarantee will receive a share of £113m allocated by the Scottish Government for employability services in 2022/2023.  It is designed to deliver the Scottish Government’s ‘No One Left Behind’ agenda and the funding will allow additional support to be given to people who are at the greatest risk of long-term unemployment.

 

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Cost of doing business crisis escalates as heads of the British Chambers of Commerce and Scottish Chambers of Commerce chiefs are set to address Fife Chamber members this month

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Nearly 2 in 3 (62%) firms expect to raise prices, a new historical high, while more than 3 in 4 (77%) cite inflation as a growing concern for their business, also an historical high.  Indicators for cash flow are also weakening as the cost of doing business crisis escalates.

 

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Fife Chamber Appoints New Marketing and Communications Executive

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Fife Chamber is delighted to introduce you to our new Marketing and Communications Executive, Dominika Cichal.  She joins the team on Monday 18th April and we are looking forward to welcoming her to our growing team.

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73 year-old Joyce shows that there's no age limit on education

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

73 year-old Joyce Laird is celebrating completing her course at Fife College after graduating with a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Social Services for Children and Young People.

Joyce was the oldest student to have graduated in her year from the College and was encouraged to take on her studies after being told that there was 'no age limit on education'.

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Empathy and Customer Support Valued Highly by eCom Customers

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Market research by the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions, has highlighted that those in the market for eLearning and eAssessment materials are heavily influenced in their purchasing decisions by the level of customer support that producers offer.

 

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