News & Events
Rachel recently attended Business Angus’ Open Ready Roadshow. This was an opportunity for businesses and organisations throughout Angus and the surrounding area to understand how they could benefit from the 147th Open coming to Carnoustie and how they could connect with each other to promote the incredible brand of Carnoustie and Angus.
Building on the success of our first Apprentice Ambassador visit to Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir in November, our Apprentice Ambassadors were back in action this week with visits to Harris Academy in Dundee to deliver class talks and take part in group discussions with S3 pupils.
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!
The DYW Dundee & Angus team are always helping and encouraging businesses to engage with local young people, so that young people have a better understanding and awareness of the world of work; the careers and industries that exist, the qualifications and skills that are required and the potential pathways.
Monday 4th – Sunday 10th December was International Hour of Code week, supported by Code.org. DYW Dundee & Angus were proud to take part and provide some local context and support for Dundee & Angus in this international effort to highlight the value of and potential in learning to code.
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.
Over 200 educators and employers took part in a business breakfast, aimed at looking at how schools and employers could work together to help develop young people and close the skills gap. The event was a collaboration between Craigie High and Morgan Academy, in partnership with Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and DYW Dundee and Angus.
The Apprentice Ambassador Programme is now well under way after a successful first visit to Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir last week. Apprentices representing various organisations including; D&A College, Michelin, Interplex, Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Robertson Construction visited Webster’s High School over two days and spoke to 7 classes of 3rd year pupils.
As part of International Men’s Day on 19 November we are highlighting the work we are doing to encourage more men in to the health and social care industries. The diversity that men can give to this growing industry is an untapped resource and we are working with the University of Dundee, NHS and private care providers to help address the gender imbalance.
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:
The first Angus Travel & Tourism Conference (Monday 23rd October) was a great success. Organised by Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus, supported by Business Angus and held at Carnoustie Golf Hotel. Almost 100 pupils from five Angus secondary schools (Arbroath Academy, Arbroath High, Forfar Academy, Monifieth High and Websters) attended along with representatives from 19 local and national tourism businesses and organisations.
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