In May 2022, DYW Borders worked in partnership with Camerons Strachan Yuill Architects (CSY), Scottish Borders Council Education Department and Inspire Learning, to offer all the local secondary schools a unique weeklong virtual work placement. This opportunity was offered to pupils from S3 to S6 who had expressed an interest in a career in Architecture or Design which resulted in 20 pupils from 6 schools successfully gaining a place.
This week Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) are celebrating the achievements and resilience of young people across Scotland through the Young People Are Great campaign. We caught up with Emma-May, who is a member of the Young Person’s Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel, advocates for young carers and better mental health support for young people all while studying law.
As part of the Young People Are Great campaign we are shining the spotlight on Ross McConnell. He joined the processing team at Mowi when he was just 18 and has developed a fulfilling career there. Mowi is the largest salmon farming company in Scotland, employing about 1,500 people.