Coalsnaughton Primary School received an insight into the care sector by Gwyneth Morrison from Mears Group. This took place as part of the 'Primary Aspirations' programme which aims to give earlier intervention at primary school level, helping pupils to discover what sectors and career pathways pique their interest. The session had a positive outcome for both the pupils and Gwyneth, who was pleased to be able to share with young people that a career in care is a positive destination and a rewarding and fulfilling career.
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Come and be inspired to make a difference to young people and your business!
Please join us for a showcase of DYW best practice across Forth Valley; hear directly from young people, employers and educators about how they are benefiting from being involved.
You will hear from inspirational leaders in education and business who understand and recognise the value and impact of developing the young workforce and are leading by example through innovating change to engage, inspire and develop the talent of the future.
Young people from across Stirling and Clackmannanshire visited Forth Valley College yesterday for a flavour of what the Hospitality, Food and Tourism industries have to offer. It was all hands on deck as local businesses shared their knowledge and expertise with over 180 pupils who donned their aprons to take part in cooking challenges and interactive demonstrations facilitated by Forth Valley College and personal chef Mark Heirs; explored the mixology of a 'Mocktail Masterclass' with Cromlix to the mixology of what makes a great salad dressing with Forth Environment Link and The Food Assembly, and heightened their senses with a 'Sensory' workshop from Caledonian Produce. Claire from Egglicious, alongside Henrietta 1, 2, 3 and 4, gave insight into what it is like to be a young business owner whilst a keynote address was given by Fergus Wood on the opportunities within Tourism.
"I loved the interactive activities" said Isabelle from Dunblane High
Have you ever worked with education? Would you like to? It is easier than you think.
If you can give up an hour or two of your time then all we need is for you to “Do one thing!”
By getting involved you can motivate, inspire and stimulate a pupil by giving them an opportunity to benefit from your knowledge and on the job practical skills.
You can also help them develop their soft skills such as self-confidence, assertiveness, communication, inquisitiveness and creativity.
Can you make your 'one thing' a work placement?
Nationally only 27% of employers offer work placements however development of career management skills in young people at this stage is crucial.
"54% of 18 year olds in forth valley are in higher or further education"
In November we are looking forward to facilitating the first ever DYW Forth Valley Conference bringing businesses, educators and young people in Forth Valley together to:
Inspire innovative partnerships by showcasing DYW best practice examples; consider challenges, opportunities and what success looks like.
Support learning and change through engagement in meaningful interactions with best practice exhibitors and bite size focus sessions
Support new quality engagements and connections between business and education.