News & Events
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.
This past weekend saw many people around the world hosting events to celebrate International Coffee Day (1st October). It is apt then that our first Barista School graduates from Grove Academy had their first experience of professional work on Friday.
The whole DYW Dundee & Angus team were out in force at Dundee’s annual Jobs Fair yesterday, Thursday 28th September. This was a great opportunity for local people to come and find out about the huge range of careers, jobs and training opportunities that are currently available in Dundee.
Administrative Modern Apprentice The ideal candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to organise their work using tools, like MS Excel, MS Word and office equipment. Ultimately, a successful Admin Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our office. As a modern apprentice support and training would be provided in many aspects of the role. However a candidate must show potential of the requirements and be willing to learn.
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….
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…
The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) took place in Glasgow on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September this year. The SLF is an opportunity for those who work in and with education to come together and share best practice, new ideas and exciting opportunities. This year there were representatives from all over the world in attendance to take Scottish ideas and lessons home.
25th December 2017 - 5th January 2018
2nd April 2018
13th April 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7th May 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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