"I have met new people, my isolation has reduced and I have a positive daily routine". Hear more from Lewis about how work experience has helped him embark on a new career path and from Carol whose business has benefited enormously from offering a work experience placement.
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If you are an employer, why don't you show your support for the Young Person's Guarantee and offer a work experience opportunity to a young person in your community, helping them to explore roles within your industry as well as further developing essentials skills for work. Get in touch using the button below and we can help you get connected.
In support of #NoWrongPath, DYW Forth Valley, JAG Auto Engineers Ltd and Stirling Council would like to share this case study detailing the benefits of education/employer partnerships on the young person, business and the organisations that support them.
Last week's #AJobForEverybody campaign saw partners from across Scotland sharing images and sign-posting resources across social media to raise awareness of, and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Across Forth Valley we brought you blogs from our partners LinkLiving and Dyslexia Scotland and shone the spotlight on how volunteering can help anyone develop their skills.
You can revisit these blogs by clicking the images below:
We were delighted that across Forth Valley, a number of our partners were keen to share incredible stories from young people they support to highlight where there is inspiring activity happening and to reinforce that there is indeed #AJobForEverybody.
Below you will find all the case studies that were shared on our social media and DYW Scotland's website and twitter account. Hover over the thumbnail below to find out more or click the image to open the PDF.
As our final contribution to #AJobForEverybody, and in conjunction with Forth Valley College's commitment to volunteering, we're collaborating with our Third Sector partners across Forth Valley, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI), CVS Falkirk and Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise (SVE), to shine the spotlight on Volunteering as a way to develop skills.
CTSI provide help and support to people living in Clackmannanshire who want advice on running or starting any type of charitable, social enterprise or voluntary group, as well as volunteering and community work.
Louise Walker, the Volunteer Development Assistant explains how, following a long period of unemployment from the corporate world and with with no relevant experience of working in the third sector, volunteering paved the way for her to gain her new position. Through her role volunteering with SAMH she was able to develop new skills, network and gain the confidence she needed to succeed in gaining this new role.
Useful Links & resources
More information on volunteering across Forth Valley is available via the links below:
Other places you can look to find volunteering opportunities and information in general:
This week we are supporting the DYW National Equalities Campaign #AJobForEverybody, aimed at employers, parents and young people to promote, illustrate and celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Everyday this week we will be sharing insight and resources from our partners on our website and social media, starting today with LinkLiving.
LinkLiving is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish charity who provide specialist services to support health, well-being, independence and community inclusion. Below Jamie and Michael from the Falkirk team give us some personal insight into their career pathways and explain why supporting this campaign is important to them.
At DYW Forth Valley we have been working in partnership with LinkLiving for a number of years. Watch the two films below introducing you to some amazing young people who have rewritten their own life scripts, our 'Steps to Resilience' stars.
DYW Programme Coordinator, Karen Wright then talks us through how the 'Steps to Resilience' programme changes the lives of young people every single day. We are delighted that LinkLiving can offer this unique opportunity to young people in our Falkirk Schools.
Watch the films to find out more.
If you or someone you know could benefit from engaging with LinkLiving
please click the button below to find out more.