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Rural Enterprise News: 21 February

Developing flexibility and resilience within rural enterprises and communities is key to dealing with change. This blog contains events, training and learning opportunities that may help, as well as chances to have your say:

WRAP Training Session, Thu 23 - Fri 24 February, 9:00 - 17:00, Crieff Connexions:

An opportunity to join a 2-day training course to learn about WRAP as a tool to support both your own and others’ wellness and mental health. Using the WRAP approach can help individuals to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviours and, through planned responses, reduce, modify, or eliminate those feelings. WRAP also helps people to build systems of support into their lives. This training is for individuals living in Perth & Kinross and will take place 9 - 5pm each day. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided. Find out more and book here.

Fine Tune Your Social Enterprise for Start Ups: This free event from Just Enterprise is an opportunity for social enterprises in their early stages to access business and technical advice and support. Takes place on Wednesday 22nd February between 9.30am and 2.15pm online. Find out more and book here.

Intro to Software Development: This programme is a four week fully funded software development bootcamp for young people aged 16 - 24, living in the Tay Cities Region. Students will learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript and learn to build websites. The course dates are Monday 6 March - Friday 31 March, at Perth Creative Exchange. Applications close on the 1 March. Find out more and apply here.

Google and VisitScotland Presents: Two free events from Google and Visit Scotland are happening in February, one for tourism experiences and the other for tourism accommodation. Learn how to more effectively advertise with the following Google features:

Tourism experiences – make the most of Google Things to do, on 23/2/2023 from 11:00 – 12:00.

Tourism accommodation – make the most of Google Hotels and Google Vacation Rentals, on 28/2/2023 from 11:00 – 12:00.

Consultation on Community Wealth Building: The Scottish Government is seeking views for proposals on new community wealth building legislation, aimed at helping to grow local economies. Anyone who wishes to have their say can take the survey here.

Fair Trade and Social Enterprise Panel Discussion: This event from the Scottish For Trade Forum marks 10 years of Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation. The discussion, highlighting how Fair Trade and Social Enterprise can work together, will be chaired by Leida Rijnhout, Chief Executive of World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). Taking place online on Wednesday 22 February, 11:00 – 12:30. Find out more and book here.

Rural Skills Training with Dun Coilich: Young People aged 16-25 in Highland Perthshire can apply to take part in this practical training and work experience course in rural land-based skills, such as fencing, tree planting, habitat management and LANTRA qualifications. The course runs one or two days a week for 20 weeks and is free of charge. Find out more here.

Perth and Kinross Employability Users Survey: If you are in Perth and Kinross and have received support to get into employment, training or education then Perth and Kinross Council would like to hear from you. Your experiences and suggestions will be used to inform an employability strategy for the area. Take the survey here.

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