In the Outer Hebrides, informed by industry, DYW informs young people to ensure they have the relevant skills for work and enterprise. This is as much an economic and cultural imperative as is educational. Young people need to be equipped with the self-confidence and the local work-based skills required by the economy to maximise the islands’ linguistic and cultural opportunities.
For pupils, the DYW will support equitable access to:
The DYW Board, comprising of both private and public sector takes an employer's perspective, it allows the employer to have a much stronger say in linkage with the education system shaping the curriculum for the future.
At its core, the DYW connects the world at work with the world of education. This is such a fantastic opportunity for all employers regardless of size to engage with young people within their community. Employers have the chance to express their current and future skills, accreditation and training requirements that can then shape their future young workforce.
“To develop the Outer Hebrides young workforce, investment has been made to make funding available to local private sector businesses to support accreditation, skills and training.”
With the local investment, the Outer Hebrides DYW Group has the ambition to ensure local employers work with schools to shape the curriculum thus making sure our local economy will always have a preeminent workforce for the future. Investing in youth talent makes business sense and proves that you believe in the youth of today.