As a themed entertainment venue, The Experience offers a variety of spaces for holding events from children’s parties to large corporate black tie dinners. However, we haven’t hosted anything quite like Young Scotland’s Got Talent.
Put together by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland, and Values Into Action, the event was tailored towards young people with disabilities that are looking to take their first steps into the world of work. In one of the most unique layouts we have seen to date, SCLD decided to use our track to set up a jobs market, as well as making extensive use of our conference rooms and facilities to host a variety of workshops for young people to get a taste for the world of work.
The day ended with a spectacular catwalk show, where young people with disabilities took to the stage to share their experiences about what it’s like being a young person in Scotland’s vast workforce.
What follows in this episode is a number of short interviews with people who were exhibiting at the event, and it is rounded off quite nicely by a young person who had come down to see what the fuss was about, alongside a representative from his school.
The interviews were conducted by my colleague Sara McQuillan, and what a fine job she did too! I think this gives a real sense of the event, and I certainly hope we can cover it again next year.
Part two will follow next week as I interview the CEOs of both SCLD and Values Into Action.
I hope you enjoy this episode.