As we near the end of the first month back, we wanted to let you know of a few highlights we have in the calendar for the upcoming months.
DYW National Programmes and Initiatives
Our national programmes are based on evidence of what works for who and when and are also co-developed with employers, educators and young people to offer a quality experience for all involved.
The DYW Skills Academy offers employers and educators a fully packaged meaningful way to connect to support young people.
Through a blend of online Digital Resources, interactive Employer Sessions and One to One Support, young people can explore key themes on the world of work, engage with a range of employers and apply their learning to develop their employability skills.
We deliver the employer sessions through DYW Live and all 5 employer sessions are planned to run alongside a personal development award being delivered on DYW Live. These virtual sessions will take place during 24th April – 12th May 2023. Educators can find out more and book by clicking here.
At a regional level, employers can get involved and take a lead role in inspiring young people and shaping the future workforce. To get involved visit the Regional Groups pages to find your regional link or contact us and we will connect you in.
My Climate Path is an employer-led programme of activity which raises awareness of the roles and skills required for the jobs of the future that will drive sustainable economic growth in a curriculum and net zero economy.
The programme provides employers with a simple mechanism for engaging, through a range of projects, with young people in schools around green jobs, climate change and sustainability.
Currently being delivered in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire, West, Ayrshire, Edinburgh Midlothian and East Lothian, Forth Valley and the North East Regions.
Employers can get involved by becoming a Climate Hero or those with links in sustainable fashion there is an specific element of the programme you can be involved in too.
Celebrating and promoting all things DYW through National Campaigns and activity.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week takes place from 6th – 10th March.
DYW are supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week to show the positive impact work-based learning has on businesses, people and the Scottish economy.
This year’s theme is Unlocking Potential, with the aim of showcasing what individuals and employers can achieve through apprenticeships. By unlocking potential and providing the skills employers want, apprenticeships support sustained employment, upskilling and a productive economy. Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships are supporting over 43,000 apprentices and 12,000 businesses across the country.
Apprenticeships open opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities to gain and develop skills that will support them throughout their life and in work. Employers can realise their potential with the support of apprenticeships, by developing a workforce that supports the skills they need for now and the future.
To find out more on how apprenticeships are unlocking potential and how to get involved visit apprenticeships.scot
DYW Young People are Great Campaign 2023
Developing the Young Workforce are celebrating the achievements and resilience of young people across Scotland through the Young People are Great campaign. The campaign will run from week commencing 5th June and aims to highlight the key achievements and resilience of young people across Scotland; Raise awareness of the greatness young people bring to any workforce; Spread good news, success, and motivation.
No Wrong Path 2023
Launched in 2017, #NoWrongPath is an award-winning social media movement led by DYW providing inspiration and reassurance to young people receiving their exam results.
This years #NoWrongPath campaign will run on Tuesday 8th August (Scottish Exam Results Day).
Check our campaigns page for more information coming soon and join us and our partners to share your stories, experiences, good practice and campaign activities.
Contact your local DYW Regional Group for more information about the activities available in your area.
At its heart, DYW is about Education and Employers working in partnership, creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, understand and prepare for the world of work.
Whether you want to diversify your workforce, give something back to your local community or help shape your talent pipeline; have an hour, or more time to invest, DYW work with all sectors and all sizes of businesses to find the right way for you to get involved.
We look forward to working with you in 2023.