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MG ALBA: A gold standard for young people

17 November 2021

MG ALBA has again been awarded gold accreditation in recognition of its’s work with young people in Gaelic media.

The Investors in Young People gold accreditation asserts that MG ALBA creates opportunities for young people and fosters a nurturing environment, as shown by the roles young people take in all aspects of the organisation’s work.

An assessor met with staff working across the organisation, including the summer placement interns, to confirm MG ALBA’s status as gold accredited for a second three-year spell – the highest award possible.

Online Learning Associate, Rona Morrison, 22, is one of the youngest full-time members of staff at MG ALBA, working primarily on the landmark new project SpeakGaelic.

Rona said “It’s brilliant to be working with other young people on such an interesting project, and something so significant for the future of Gaelic learning. I know as well that mine and my peers ideas and comments are always welcomed and valued in the team.”

Across the MG ALBA brands, it’s evident that young people are making the most of the opportunities to gain new skills, and develop their existing ones.

Ealasaid MacDonald, MG ALBA’s Director of Strategy and External Affairs said: “We are delighted that MG ALBA is recognised as a company that values young people and the important role they have in shaping the work we do.

“Serving young people is at the heart of our Lèirsinn: A Route Map for Gaelic Media, published last week, which outlines our vision for the future of Gaelic Media.

“We will continue to work with younger people to ensure they have the opportunities to be part of delivering an exciting and vibrant Gaelic media service.”

MG ALBA was the first Gaelic organisation to be awarded the Investors in Young People gold standard and is also an accredited Investors in People organisation.

Investors in Young People is a quality framework designed to help employers meet their business goals by harnessing the creativity and skills of young people and is managed by Investors in People Scotland.

Find out more about Investors in Young People here.