From the 21st to the 25th of November., the Scotland-wide event gave a chance for the sector to come together to raise awareness among young people, educators, parents/carers and career influencers of the breadth of roles and range of pathways that are available within the creative and cultural industries and challenge misconceptions about what a job in the creative and cultural sector is.
The week included online and in-person interactions with industry professionals, through lesson plans, online profiles, and resources. These provided young people and educators with a better understanding of the range of job roles within the sector.
DYW’s 20 Regional Groups based throughout Scotland worked with local creative and cultural industry employers to facilitate the delivery of employer-led activity in and for local schools and in employer’s premises.
In addition to local activity, the DYW National Team worked in partnership with DYW Live to deliver a week-long programme of virtual employer-led activity in schools across Scotland through the DYW Live platform. Employers delivered virtual activity around five different themes, those included Introduction to the Creative Industries, Creative Entrepreneurship, Digital At Work, Green Jobs and Creative Careers for Non-Creatives
Over 800 pupil employer experiences were delivered through DYW Live through the week, with our partners and employers reaching and inspiring classrooms all over Scotland.
What employers have to say:
“This was such an enjoyable experience, and a really worthwhile cause! We should be doing everything possible to promote creative industry careers to young people, so the more events like this, the better! Thanks very much for the opportunity, for all your support and for the smooth running of the event.”
“Thank you for the opportunity! This is a great use of a virtual platform to reach a large number of students.”
Creative Careers Week relies on the continued support of our employer partners, and we thank them all for being involved.
Alison Turnbull, Director of External Relations and Partnerships at HES, said:
“Creative Careers Week offers a fantastic opportunity for the sector to come together with education partners to shine a spotlight on the careers and pathways available for young people. Through the resources, engagement workshops and visits and the social media campaign, we hope that young people throughout the country have been inspired to consider a future career in the creative and cultural industries.”
Gemma, Head of Partnerships, Northern Ireland at Creative and Cultural Skills, said:
“We are delighted to be involved with Creative Careers Week 2022, the creative and cultural sector provides numerous opportunities for young people with a wide range of exciting career paths. Creative Careers Week was a great success in helping to inform and educate young people from across Scotland on potential careers in this key sector”
Schools, students, parents/carers, employers and individuals can find out more about Creative Careers Week and how to get involved via the DYW Scot website: www.dyw.scot