Picture this, you’re a senior in high school, all around you are
people making plans. Your friends all know
what careers they’re interested in and are doing all they can to make their
plans happen. You, on the other hand, don’t know what you want to do and, even
if you’ve got an idea, you have no clue on how to get there! Does this scenario
sound familiar? Well, read on…
On Wednesday the 16th of January, DYW Dundee & Angus ran a Hospitality and Tourism Taster Day in conjunction with Angus Council. The aim of the event was to encourage young people to view the hospitality and tourism sectors as desirable career paths before they have made any career decisions. We invited a variety of different industry professionals along to speak to over 60 S3 pupils from six of the secondary schools in Angus.
It’s Your Future ran on the 21st and 22nd of November 2018 at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel. The event was available for S4-S6 pupils in all eight Angus schools and aimed to teach them about future career pathways, particularly through the Apprenticeship family.
We are supporting the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls (NACWG) in adding to the debate for this month’s Spotlight topic this month – Women and Girls in STEM. We asked some colleagues working to support the engagement of young people in the STEM subjects the “Spotlight Wee Circle” questions.
Here’s what they have to say…
On Monday 27 August and Tuesday 28 August the very first Dundee Traditional Building Skills event took place at City Square. This event was co-ordinated by Historic Environment Scotland and Scottish Traditional Building Forum, with local support from the DYW Dundee & Angus team. Forster Roofing, Historic Environment Scotland and Dundee & Angus College provided hands-on opportunities for pupils on the day.