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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.
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.
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.
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.
Stevie Forrester has had an interest in anything to do with engines and cars from a young age. He completed a 4 year Modern Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Diagnosis, Maintenance and Repairs and now works as part of the RAC Patrol covering a large area in Scotland including Dundee and Angus.
With over 40 years of service Richard Laird has wore many hats whilst working for the Scottish Ambulance Service. Now in his role as Community Resilience Team Leader he travels across the North of Scotland (a vast area approximately the size of Belgium!) to support volunteers!
Jacqui Semple has worked at Angus Council for 21 years! Working in a variety of different posts before being promoted to Manager, Risk, Resilience & Safety. She also has a national role as Chair of the Emergency Planning Society and has been key in organising the councils response to Covid-19.
Louis started off as a student Ambulance Technician and is currently a student at the Scottish Ambulance Service Academy within Glasgow Caledonian University completing a course to become a Paramedic. He has returned to front line duties recently to support efforts to tackle the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups are launching an awareness campaign across Scotland (week commencing 1st June) to showcase roles within the key sectors to make young people more aware of the types of jobs involved and what skills/qualities would be required. We are so grateful to Margo Williamson, Chief Executive of Angus Council for taking the time to share her career journey!
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups are coming together to launch an awareness campaign across Scotland showcasing roles within the key sectors to make young people more aware of the types of jobs involved and what skills/qualities would be required.
Thursday 23rd April! With the current situation there are more parents working from home and home schooling their children, so we at Developing the Young Workforce thought we would put a different spin on this years Bring Your Child to Work Day by doing a Home Edition!
DYW Dundee & Angus has worked closely with two schools to help deliver successful Language and Business events for S3 pupils. In October 161 pupils attended Monifieth High School’s event, and in January 98 pupils took part in the workshops at St John’s RC High School.
Scotland’s greatest asset is its people. Scottish Apprenticeships and work-based learning create opportunities for everyone, no matter the size or sector. Co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week took place from the 2nd-6th March and the theme was ‘Talent Without Limits’.
On Thursday 27th February Developing the Young Workforce organised a Rural Career Event called Plant the Seed! The aim of this event was to give secondary pupils from Dundee and Angus the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, meet employers and individuals who work within the sector and learn about the different career options.
The DYW Dundee & Angus team recently worked in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy to deliver two workshops for teachers, giving an introduction to running a social enterprise in schools. These sessions were open to any primary or secondary teachers who wanted to find out how to set up and operate a successful social enterprise in their school.
This year’s Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening (SBPE) took place on 30th January. This is a national campaign designed to increase parental engagement around Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). This year’s focus was on #JobsoftheFuture and apprenticeships.
On Wednesday the 15th of January, DYW Dundee & Angus ran a “Finding your Future” event for pupils to hear more about careers in non-traditional gender career roles. The aim of the event was to encourage young people to view different sectors with a traditional gender bias as desirable career paths at an early stage, before they have made any career decisions. We invited
The Princes Trust Team Programme is a 12-week course facilitated by staff seconded from Police Scotland. This is undertaken by young people who have struggled to find a job, or have faced barriers to entering the world of work. We were delighted to be asked to help Team 6 build their confidence and skills so they are better placed to get a job in the sector of their choice.
Last night we were fortunate enough to be invited to the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2019 ceremony at the Caird Hall, Dundee. We had a great night celebrating all the great Apprentices in Scotland and those companies who support them in their work based learning.
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