News & Events
This week we (DYW D&A) have run a social media campaign to promote partnership work between schools/colleges and employers. During the week we have promoted some of the amazing partnerships in Dundee and Angus, presented a company and school with a partnership certificate for their great work, and shown why partnerships are so beneficial.
TEACHERS! If you are looking for a project to fill the weeks before the end of term, which still relates to your subject and allows your pupils to develop invaluable soft skills. Look no further! To celebrate Maggie’s Penguin Parade Al-Maktoum College are hosting a competition which gives pupils the chance to develop their research, team working, communication and presentation skills.
Rachel from the DYW team had the privilege of attending the opening of Dundee & Angus Colleges new ‘Digital Mile’ on Thursday. The Computing and Creative Media department at the college have been working in hyper-drive for the last few months to provide the best possible environment and course they can for students as well as beginning to develop talent pipe-lines for local businesses.
Today saw pupils from Harris Academy and St Paul’s RC Academy spend the day at BT House, one of Dundee’s biggest employers, at the BT Skills for Work Boot Camp. This is an incredible opportunity that BT and My Kinda Future have run across Britain for several years and has now been brought to Dundee.
Saturday 2nd June, 10.00 – 14:00, Arbroath Academy Funded by Dundee and Angus Developing the Young Workforce The Angus STEM Festival is a free, family event with fantastic science and STEM shows from Aberdeen Science Centre, Dundee Science Centre and Generation Science as well as interactive workshops and stalls presented by local colleges, universities and STEM employers. Angus schools are also invited to sign-up for a stall and showcase their great STEM learning.
18th April is World Heritage Day. Scotland is home to six recognised World Heritage sites, as diverse as Scotland itself. “World Heritage Sites are locations that have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Programme list of sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind.” We have six in our tiny country. That alone is an indication of the diversity and potential inherent in Scotland and its people.
While most school pupils are off for their Spring Holidays Claire from the team was lucky enough to be able to spend the afternoon with Hannah and Katie from Grove Academy who joined 3rd year University of Dundee Mental Health Nursing Students at the Clinical Skills Academy, Ninewells Hospital.
Last week, pupils from Craigie High School’ Electronics class had the opportunity to learn directly from experienced professionals from McGill Electrical in Dundee. As part of the formal Partnership between the business and the School, McGill staff and Craigie High Teachers designed a practical Electronics lesson which helped support the curriculum.
The end of March brings to a close Scottish Tourism Month. This is the first year that a whole month has been dedicated to events, activities, talks and more to celebrate and promote the tourism industry in Scotland. Developing from a single week to a full month, this is further proof of the growth of the sector and its importance to Scotland.
McCalls is one of Scotland’s leading Highlandwear specialists with a strong focus on customer service and affordability which has been developed over the last 130 years. The newest addition to the McCalls family is the Dundee branch which opened in May 2017 with a new team which included Kira Fraser who had worked in the Broughty Ferry store for almost two years.
Yesterday as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 our DYW Apprentice Ambassadors visited St Paul’s RC Academy and chatted with S3 pupils about the fantastic opportunities apprenticeships can provide. This latest instalment of our Apprentice Ambassador programme saw Ambassadors representing Arnold Clark, Dundee City Council, and our own Modern Apprentice Lottie Reardon from our Developing the Young Workforce, Dundee and Angus Team.
Do you know all the support that is available for young people in Dundee & Angus looking for the next step? There is also specific information available for parents and carers who want to help their young people make the best choices for them as individuals.
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.
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