On Thursday 22 November more than 120 attendees from across Forth Valley joined us for our first ever conference. The ‘Be Inspired’ Conference brought businesses, local authorities, 3rd sector organisations and educators together to inspire innovative partnerships to better prepare young people for the world of work.
All delegates heard about DYW’s success stories, future plans and took part in a series of interactive ‘Focus On’ sessions specifically designed to energise attendees to consider the challenges and opportunities associated with developing Forth Valley’s young workforce to their full potential.
These sessions were delivered by DYW Forth Valley partners Robertson Group, Drummond Laurie, Forth Valley College and Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils, designed to explore challenges and opportunities associated with developing the young workforce.
The Conference brought together businesses, local authorities, 3rd sector organisations and educators to inspire innovative partnerships to better prepare young people for the world of work. Local businesses were also encouraged to consider how they could offer exciting, educational and effective employment opportunities.
Jen Henderson, DYW Programme Manager, said:
The DYW Forth Valley Innovation Fund is now available to support schools and employers to develop innovative practice that facilitates and enables direct employer engagement that will benefit young people in the Forth Valley Region (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling) between February 2019 and June 2020.
The DYW Innovation Fund has the capacity to make a real difference in developing our young workforce as well as encouraging creativity and enabling learning communities to develop approaches which best meet the needs of and improves outcomes for their young people.
Please download the following application form and guidance notes, using the link below, to make an application for funding on behalf of your school. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 1st February 2019.
Please e-mail completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
DYW Forth Valley Chair, Margaret Mary Rafferty, said:
A final thank you to everyone who supported the DYW Forth Valley 'Be Inspired' Conference. You are inspiring the future generation. If you would like to get involved in DYW activity please email us at email@example.com or call 01259 726690.
BE INSPIRED EVALUATION
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