The DYW Summer Leaver’s Programme 2021 will start on Monday 12th July 2021 and run for 4 weeks, an ideal programme for any young person who has just left school and would like support preparing for the world of work.
wHAT IS ON OFFER?
We are offering to help you finalise your CV, gain experience of a virtual mock interview, as well as giving you access to our free 'Life at Work' online modules.
CV CHECKS & MOCK INTERVIEWS
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.
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.
We have lots to share in this term's 'Welcome Newsletter' so please click on the image below to open the full PDF with active links.
Please get in touch via the button below for any advice and guidance or to begin exploring how we can collaborate.
This week we have supported DYW's annual #NoWrongPath campaign.
#NoWrongPath is a social media movement which aims to provide inspiration and reassurance to young people receiving their exam results and aims to show young people the options that are available to them and that exams results are not necessarily the key to unlocking future success.
This campaign is important every year but this year, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, it feels even more important to really highlight the breadth of experience and skills that people across Scotland have developed on their career paths.
Below we share a selection of those we enjoyed reading and sharing from our local and national partners, on Twitter. You can see more of these posts by searching for #NoWrongPath on twitter.
A word on #NoWrongPath comes from Forth Valley College's