Time is ticking for Land-based and Aquaculture Learner nominations

With only two weeks left, Lantra Sector Skills Council is calling you to nominate your top Scottish Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year.

These special awards aim to recognise and reward those learners who have demonstrated a real commitment to training and professional development – anyone can put forward a candidate: employers, training providers, colleges, schools and universities and can you nominate more than one learner. With a range of prize categories, why not nominate a deserving learner for one of these prestigious awards. Prize categories include: ‘Overall Winner Scottish Land-based Learner of the Year’, ‘Higher Education Learner of the Year’, ‘Environmental and Land-based Modern Apprentice of the Year’, and ‘Skills for Work or Scottish/National Progression Award’. There are also eight individual sector awards: Agriculture, Trees and Timber, Aquaculture, Environmental Conservation, Fisheries Management, Game and Wildlife, Equine and Horticulture. Make your nomination now by downloading an application form from www.lantra.co.uk/Projects/Land-based-Learner-of-the-Year-Scotland, call 01738 553311 or email Lantra.scotland@lantra.co.uk. Closing date for nominations is Monday 15 November 2010. ENDS ISSUED BY: Paula Smyth, Marketing, Communications and Project Co-ordinator Tel: 028 7963 1304 or email Scotland.media@lantra.co.uk EDITORS NOTES • Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for land-based and environmental industries, working to ensure these businesses access the training, qualifications, skills and knowledge they need. • An independent UK organisation, Lantra works with employers and the UK’s governments to address the skills and productivity needs of approximately 230 businesses (one in every ten UK businesses) in: agriculture; animal care; animal technology; aquaculture; environmental conservation; equine; farriery; fencing; fisheries management; floristry; game and wildlife management; land-based engineering; horticulture, landscape and sports turf; production horticulture; trees and timber and veterinary nursing. • By working together with the sector, Lantra leads research on skills issues and business needs, sets national standards and develops qualifications to meet modern business needs and help businesses grow through skills. • For more information see www.lantra.co.uk.

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