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As part of their Community Benefits programme MVV Environment Baldovie Ltd recently choose three local schools, Braeview Academy, Harris Academy and Monifieth High School as the winners of their 2019 Challenge Fund. This fund provides up to £5,000 to schools in the Dundee and Angus area for projects in the areas of engineering, construction and waste reduction.
How did the project come about? The project was led by Morag Oldham (Principal Teacher, Grange Primary) and Nicoll Russell Studios along with a local designer Linsey McIntosh (Lecturer at DJCAD and freelance designer with V&A) who helped create a brief to design a house for a multi-generational family based on their needs and wants. A linear plan was created to support teachers through the project and Nicoll Russell were available to advise and evaluate throughout, while still allowing the children to be imaginative and explore their own creativity.
How was the partnership formed and how did the project come about? Struan Toyota, a car dealership based in Dundee, contacted DYW about wanting to work with young people. The offer was circulated to local schools and St Paul’s RC Academy was one of the schools who jumped at the opportunity.
On Thursday 20 June the Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus (DYW D&A) Recognition Event took place at Gardyne Campus, Dundee & Angus College. The event was a huge success with over 150 attendees from both business and education coming along on the night to celebrate the resounding successes of the past year in the local area.
Alison had a thoroughly enjoyable time acting as a judge in the latest collaboration between the Home Economic department at Arbroath Academy and Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd. Once again, DYW were invited to take part as the S3 pupils pitched their new fish product to the panel.
ICE and University of Dundee – Graduate Apprenticeships and routes to Professional Qualification Do you have talented technicians and engineers that seek to gain professional qualifications but are unsure of how to progress? Are you looking to recruit civil engineers and want to offer a progression pathway?
Ryze might be the new kid on the block in Dundee, opening in September 2018, but they are already a firm favourite with everyone. A large part of their success is due to their staff, the Flight Crew in particular. These are the young people who greet you at the door and help you get booked in, making your experience as stress-free as possible. They are also the young people keeping the guests safe and engaging the children and young visitors at their level, interacting with the guests and encouraging them to keep safe and have a great time.
Some say applying for a job is easy; you log onto the internet and search through job search sites or Facebook and submit your application but there is more to it than that. In this article we will look at the steps you should take before submitting that job application.
The evening of Tuesday 26th March saw the Tayside Regional Final of the Young Enterprise Company Programme being held at The Apex City Quay. Six senior pupil teams from across Angus, Dundee and Perth came together to present their incredible journey, developing invaluable soft skills, undertaken in a single academic year.
Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus delivered a successful career insight project that saw 24 S2 male pupils from Morgan Academy in Dundee attend a Men into Care event at the school where they gained a greater understanding of careers and pathways within the Health and Care sectors.
March is a busy month, with lots of opportunities. Scottish Tourism Month takes place in March, an opportunity to celebrate the incredible, thriving and diverse industry that forms a major part of Scotland’s workforce and a key aspect of our national economy. Large and small events occur all over the country to share best practice, promote new opportunities and encourage us to be bigger and better. The first week of March is also Apprenticeship Week, dedicated time to nationally and locally recognise the extraordinary opportunities that apprenticeships offer to young people, employees, businesses and Scotland as a whole. As well as the invaluable contribution that the apprentices themselves make.
What started as an idea at a lively Careers in Care meeting got the ball rolling on a highly successful event for the young people of Dundee and Angus. It was identified that young people were not aware of the variety of career pathways available in the care sector. From that, they recognised a need for a careers in health care showcase type event.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 is now just days away. After exploring Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Apprenticeships over the last few weeks in the run up to this week long event, it is now time to hear from two modern apprentices within the Developing the Young Workforce and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce teams.
The countdown is on with just over 2 weeks to go until Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019, there are more amazing events popping up in the area including Scotland’s Biggest Parents Evening hosted by DYW D&A in Arbroath. We are continuing on with the apprenticeship family after exploring foundation and modern apprenticeships in the last two weeks and are now looking at the last in the family, Graduate Apprenticeships.
It’s just over 3 weeks until Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019, remember to keep a look out for amazing events taking place near you including Scotland’s Biggest Parents Evening hosted by DYW D&A in Arbroath. We’ve already looked at Foundation Apprenticeship’s, now let’s look at Modern Apprenticeships.
It all starts with a conversation. Rachel from the DYW Dundee & Angus team arranged an informal meeting with the new Learning & Engagement Officer for the HMS Frigate Unicorn, Andrea, to hear about how she was settling into the role and before either knew it, there was a plan to DYW-ify Andrea’s flagship event.
Come join us at Scotland’s Biggest Parent Evening at Centre for Enterprise, Dundee and Angus College, Arbroath Campus, Arbroath. Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening is part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 – an annual campaign highlighting the value apprenticeships and work-based learning brings to individuals, employers and the economy.
We are fast approaching Apprenticeship Week 2019 where there will be so many amazing events on in the area for you to enjoy. In the meantime check out our weekly news updates giving some information on the apprenticeship family starting this week with Foundation Apprenticeships.
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.
The latest news article shared by SCN on 5 December 2018 reads; Training and skills campaign group The 5% Club hosted a conference in Rosyth today to raise awareness of the value of embedding ‘earn and learn’ training opportunities into an organisation. The 5% Club was set up five years ago by Leo Quinn, group chief executive of Balfour Beatty,
- Winners of the MVV Challenge Fund 2019 Announced
- Project-based Learning Award – Nicoll Russell Studios and Grange Primary School
- Curriculum Input Award – Struan Toyota Dundee & St Paul’s Roman Catholic Academy
- Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus Second Annual Recognition Event
- Project Barracuda – An ‘Off the Hook’ Success!
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