Developing the Young Workforce, in collaboration with industry partners, has created a range of sector specific virtual resources for S1s, S2s and S3s across Scotland initially focusing on the Health, Energy and Food, Drink & Land based sectors.
Armed with the suite of New Year First career resources, teachers at Falkirk High School planned and delivered a 3 day inspirational programme of virtual career insight to support their S3 pupils in making positive subject and career choices. Click on the image below to read more about how they inspired their pupils by bringing the world of work into their on line learning and teaching.
It is the intention of the national DYW group to add more sectors throughout the year. If your business would like to be involved in developing a future industry careers resource pack please email us using the button below.
Developing the Young Workforce are celebrating the achievements and resilience of young people across Scotland through the 'Young People Are Great' campaign.
The campaign aims to:
How to get involved - education & employers
How to get involved - young people
The campaign and graphics packs below provide everything you need to get involved.
If you would like support to engage with education or employers across Forth Valley, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring Careers in the Built Environment
Providing impactful activities and input into local communities has always been important to businesses within the Construction industry. Building relationships between business and education provides a way for businesses to forge powerful partnerships that will support and influence young people and their influencers to consider choosing a career in this industry.
Build Your Future has been developed by key partners across the supply chain within the Built Environment as a response to Covid restrictions challenging the way business and education have previously engaged.
Supported by DYW Forth Valley, this virtual resource is complementary to 'New Year, First Career' and will be launched the week of the 1st March 2021 to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week and in support of International Women's Day which is annually celebrated on 8th March.
Career insight, including films and resources will be hosted on the DYW Scot website, available and relevant to a national audience. Alongside these resources, a toolkit for educators and parents provides guidance on how local content can add value to the national offering, this can be facilitated by schools and/or their DYW regional group. This toolkit can also be used by School Career, Advice & Guidance Advisors as well as parents when supporting young people to make informed decisions relating to options and choices or next steps, post school.
A link to the toolkit will be circulated to secondary schools by DYW regional groups prior to the launch week, thereafter all resources will be live on the DYW Scot website.
With contributions from over 40 partners including the Scottish Traditional Building Forum, CITB, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Scottish Building Standards, Scottish Futures Trust and Historic Environment Scotland amongst other industry contributors, this has been supported by DYW Forth Valley and STEM Development Officer for Stirling Council, Jayne Hamilton, to move to a virtual mode of delivery that will support the continued exposure to industry pathways and opportunities alongside the core learning taking place in schools.
Jayne Hamilton, STEM Development Officer for Stirling Council says: “Young people are still facing big choices about which subjects they want to take next year, they are still deciding what the right next step is when they leave school and which sectors the skills they are building will be best utilised and further developed in and it is more important than ever before that we continue to work with business to provide them with insight that will support them to make informed decisions. ‘Build Your Future’ is a suite of resources that provides a structure for educators to engage with, for parents/carers to dip into with their young people and to highlight the range of pathways available within the Built Environment in Scotland.”