17 January 2020
Author: Ailsa Cormie
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
09 October 2019
Author: Marthe Handling
The University of Abertay and Dundee and Angus College in partnership with Food & Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) delivered a successful Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) event to inspire educators and career influencers about the wealth of career opportunities within the Hospitality, Tourism and Food & Drink Manufacturing industries.
23 August 2019
How was the partnership formed? This is another partnership which was formed between a school and an employer meeting to discuss what potential there would be for partnership working. Webster’s High school recognised one of their current S4 pupils was at risk of disengaging from school, so met with James Pirie & Son Butcher to discuss further. After some discussion a work placement was created which would work around classes. The young person attended the work placement at James Pirie & Son Butcher in Newtyle every Monday and Wednesday from December 2018 as part of their blended curriculum. Prior to the start of the placement, the employer was made aware of the pupil’s needs and they have supported him accordingly.
16 August 2019
How was the partnership formed? Building on the partnership developed over the past 5 or 6 years, Webster’s High School worked closely with J&D Wilkie again this session to enhance and expand the partnership. Webster’s High School link contact within J&D Wilkie is now Roger McGill, Financial Director, and Roger has really helped to drive the partnership forward this session.
09 August 2019
02 August 2019
How was the partnership formed? This partnership was formed as a result of proactive working by both Robertson Construction Tayside and Dundee and Angus College. The staff within the college understand how important it is to partner with employers where possible to ensure cohesive working and to ensure all working practice standards are met. This also gives the students the best opportunity when leaving education and entering the work place.
12 July 2019
How did the project come about? The project was led by Morag Oldham (Principal Teacher, Grange Primary) and Nicoll Russell Studios along with a local designer Linsey McIntosh (Lecturer at DJCAD and freelance designer with V&A) who helped create a brief to design a house for a multi-generational family based on their needs and wants. A linear plan was created to support teachers through the project and Nicoll Russell were available to advise and evaluate throughout, while still allowing the children to be imaginative and explore their own creativity.
29 May 2019
Alison had a thoroughly enjoyable time acting as a judge in the latest collaboration between the Home Economic department at Arbroath Academy and Dawnfresh Seafoods Ltd. Once again, DYW were invited to take part as the S3 pupils pitched their new fish product to the panel.
01 March 2019
Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 is now just days away. After exploring Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Apprenticeships over the last few weeks in the run up to this week long event, it is now time to hear from two modern apprentices within the Developing the Young Workforce and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce teams.