06 November 2020
First organisations sign up. The first organisations to back the £60 million Young Person’s Guarantee have been announced by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop. In a collective effort to help young people, the Scottish Government has been joined by SSE, Capgemini, NHS Lothian, Scottish Water and Standard Life Aberdeen in the commitment to ensure everyone aged between 16 and 24 has the opportunity of work, education or training.
28 October 2020
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups are preparing to launch an equalities focused week of events and social media campaign across Scotland on w/c Monday 16th November 2020. The week campaign will be aimed at employers, parents and young people that promotes, illustrates and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
09 October 2020
Win a Q&A session and virtual studio tour with Radio Tay Presenters for your class! Cash for Kids have partnered with DYW to invite Primary and Secondary schools to take part in two exciting missions. This project will really help with Mission Christmas’ fundraising appeal and hopefully offer pupils an insight into different careers in fundraising, marketing and graphic design.
25 August 2020
Voigt Architechts Build a House for a Superhero is a great example of how effective virtual engagement can be! With over 150 entries across Dundee and Angus this design competition sparked imagination, encouraged creativity and related it to a potential career path – Architecture!
22 July 2020
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.
10 July 2020
We had over 40 fantastic entries (all contained in the following video), which made for a very hard judging process. We are very grateful for our judges Cllr Lynn Short (Dundee City Council), Kirsten Wallace (UNESCO City of Design Dundee), Mark Fleming (Dundee City Council Work Experience Coordinator) and our own Jonathan Reeve (Voigt Architects).
26 June 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. Well done to all the winners (mentioned in the following video) who will each receive a goody bag packed with prizes (including a £20 Amazon Voucher). A huge thanks to everyone who took part and spent so much time preparing their ‘super’ entries! A special Congratulations to the Overall Winner Holly Simmonds for her Amazing Spiderman Eco House made from Lego. The planning, storytelling, thought and detail put into the house design made this entry a worthy overall winner. We loved the environmental aspect and the working shower! Holly’s winning design will be transformed into a 3D Model by Voigt Architects Limited and hope to publish this soon.
26 June 2020
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. The programme is a series of virtual and online experiences which aim to build work related knowledge and skills to enhance young people’s industry readiness and capacity to compete in the labour market.
11 June 2020
The ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money, for up to one year, to support young people aged 16-25 living with disabilities or impairments to improve their lives and help them to take part in their communities. The purpose of the Fund is to help these young people during transition to be more independent while continuing to spend time with other people.