Recent DYW News
First Minister Announces National DYW Programme for School Leavers
In her lunchtime briefing earlier this week, the First Minister announced that Developing the Young Workforce has created a national programme for this year’s school leavers in Scotland.
DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready will be delivered throughout July and August with activities and employability experiences supported by industry that have been designed to combat youth unemployment.
Recognition Award Winners Announced!
In light of COVID 19 we were not able to hold our annual recognition awards in June 2020. However the nomination process was still open and we were delighted to receive so many nominations in the three categories: Business, Individual and School/College.
Our 2020 Winners have been announced! We would like to say a massive thank you to all the nominees for their continued support to drive forward the aims and objectives of DYW in Dundee and Angus.
Superhero House Angus Winners 2020!
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Angus Superhero House Design 2020!
We had around 120 fantastic entries, which made for a very hard judging process.
Following the success of previous years, DYW are launching our fourth #NoWrongPath campaign which seeks to inspire and reassure young people that even in these most difficult times there are still opportunities for them to progress and that there is no wrong path to success.
Developing the Young Workforce
Dundee & Angus
We connect employers, education and young people.
This helps employers meet their workforce needs, helps young people transition more easily into work and helps educators collaborate with industry.
Across the whole region there is a pressing need to make sure young people have the right skills and experience to enter fulfilling careers and grow our local economy.
Dundee has one of the highest rates of youth unemployment in Scotland. Right now, across Dundee and Angus, there are over 640 young people not in training, education or employment – but we know there are important sectors of the economy with skills shortages and an ageing workforce.
DYW can help overcome some of these challenges.