Developing the Young Workforce has created a jam packed programme of content aimed at supporting young people leaving school this summer to take their next steps in life. An online portal E-DYW has been created, it is a One-Stop-Shop for young people, educators, employers, parents/carers that can be accessed here. It will include multiple resources from private and public sector bodies to provide support to young people leaving school.
A series of sessions have also been created to support both young people, parents and carers delivered through our Scotland's Biggest Parents Events and DYW Skills Academy.
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups launched an awareness campaign across Scotland which ran from the 1st - 5th June. The campaign showcased roles within the key sectors to make young people more aware of the types of jobs involved and what skills and qualities would be required.
We tapped into the energy of key workers to push this campaign forward and inspire the next generation. The campaign was promoted across social media platforms and featured a variety of sectors and job roles.
In the run up to the campaign we also encouraged educators and schools to become involved. Some designed their own key workers and others wrote a poem celebrating key workers.
Our young people in Scotland are the future of our workforce and this campaign helped to inspire them into roles that have proven to be invaluable in protecting us all in these unprecedented times.
On Thursday 23rd April 2020 Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups worked together to inspire young people to consider a variety of careers when being home schooled and who better to do that than parents and guardians.
As many parents/guardians are juggling working from home and home schooling, we wanted to use this as an opportunity to encourage anyone who can get involved with Bring your Child to Work Day (Home Edition!)
Involving young people in what their parents/guardians do during their work day gave young people an insight into the world of work and showcased the variety of careers on offer.
Representatives from Regional DYW Groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh, MidLothian & East along with representatives of the Scottish Government will be holding discussions with colleagues from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority later this month. The focus of these discussions will be an examination of the different approaches to establishing successful school and employer partnerships, as well as other aspects of the Fair Work agenda.
On Thursday 20th June Scottish Government will be hosting a breakfast event in London to showcase Developing the Young Workforce to employers who are headquartered in London and South East England who also have a business interest in Scotland. This exciting, new event will be an opportunity to showcase the value and impact of DYW in Scotland for employers.
We are looking for two businesses in Scotland who have a committed engagement with DYW all the way through to employing MAs, to attend on the day (ideally with one of their young employees) and speak about their experiences.
If you are an employer or you know of an employer that might be interested in speaking at or taking part in this event, please get in contact with Dale Innes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Hepburn MSP reflects on the progress and achievements of the Developing the Young Workforce programme.