10 January 2018
On the first day back in the office after the winter break, Melissa from the team caught up with Steven McLaughlan from Rockwell Offsite Learning Centre to find out more on their partnership with Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort. Learning about the great work being done in this amazing partnership has been a great way to kick-start 2018!
21 December 2017
21 December 2017
On Tuesday 19 December, Angela and Melissa had the opportunity to go along to St John’s RC High School to see the new partnership between the school and Scottish Water in action. The ‘Water Supply Challenge’ was set to a group of girls in S1 and S2.
04 December 2017
On Thursday 30 November the DYW team attended Webster’s High business breakfast, which brought together teachers, including the DYW and STEM contacts within the school and businesses within Angus. The aim of the event was to build partnership working and awareness of the benefits of education and employers collaborating, as well as showcase some of the amazing work already done.
17 November 2017
The Developing the Young Workforce team in Dundee and Angus are encouraging local employers to sign up to a new, on-line platform to connect them with education. Marketplace with Founders4Schools will help you easily connect with education to boost youth employability and close the skills gap. Research proves that pupils with four encounters with employers are 86% less likely to end up not in employment, education or training, and will earn 18% more, so your input makes a big difference. There are two simple ways to sign up to Marketplace:
27 September 2017
On Monday this week, World Tourism Day, Melissa from the team had the great pleasure of meeting with Neil Christison from VisitScotland to discuss all things tourism. Also, keep a look out for the summer round up video from VisitScotland, to read the full interview please read on….
26 September 2017
Last week Melissa from the team had the great pleasure of meeting Lucie Maupetit, a teacher based at Tayview Primary school in Dundee. Melissa asked Lucie about speaking other languages and how important this has been for her personally and professionally. Please read on for the full interview…
15 September 2017
On Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September the DYW team along with Tom McConnachie, Dundee University School of Nursing and Health Sciences and a team of his student nurses descended on Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir to take part in a two day event, called Team Spirit. The event involved all
04 August 2017
Next week on 8 August the DYW team, partners, board members and friends will be taking part in the social media campaign #nowrongpath to highlight to all young people that there is no wrong path in getting to where you want to be. The campaign has been devised by our DYW colleagues in Glasgow, and will use the hashtag #nowrongpath. We want to promote the message that people in interesting jobs across Scotland may not have taken a straight, obvious or traditional path to get there. We’d like people from a variety of sectors and professions to share a snippet of their story – what they did when they left school and where they are now. We want young people to know that there are a variety of ways to get into a variety of jobs – that there is #nowrongpath.