In response to the increase in virtual learning due to Covid-19 Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) commissioned Rocket Science to conduct a research study on the value that young people can gain from virtual engagement with the world of work. This research seeks to understand the impact of the shift to online learning on young people, and any benefits from the transition to virtual engagement that could be retained post-pandemic. The research also investigates how digital accessibility varies across young people in Scotland, and the impact of digital poverty on the benefits young people can gain from virtual engagement with the world of work.
Developing they Young Workforce (DYW) are developing a suite of national DYW offers for schools to complement what already exists. Our aim is to provide a universal DYW offer and equity of access for all young people in Scotland.
Employer engagement in schools has a positive impact on educational attainment and young people’s exam results, with young people more likely to make a successful transition to a positive destination on leaving school.