A 'Meaningful May' in Moray
TEENAGERS in Moray are spending most of this month learning about the world of work.
A three-week initiative, known as Meaningful May, is currently taking place.
Aimed at secondary school pupils, it is being run during exam leave when the normal school timetable is suspended.
Sarah Baxter, the manager of Developing the Young Workforce Moray, said: "Meaningful May does what is says. The workplace visits, the mock interviews and the workshops all give the young people a real experience of what to expect when applying for jobs and once those jobs are secured.
"Our aim is to get educators, young people and employers all working together so that we create a strong, educated workforce for the region.
"We also want to make young people aware of the wealth of opportunities that are available in Moray."
The organisations taking part in Meaningful May include Elgin Museum, Johnstons of Elgin, Moray Leisure Centre and NHS Grampian.
In addition to everything else, the teenagers have also been learning about the need to take care when using social media.
The underlying lesson being that what they post online now could potentially have a negative effect on them getting the job they want in the future.