As part of Scotland’s response to COVID-19 economic recovery, the Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020. It aims to give all young people, aged 16-24 in Scotland, the chance to succeed through the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.
And for employers, it offers help to develop a future pipeline of skills and experience, with young people at the heart of the workforce. Young people bring organisations a wealth of talent, creativity, and enthusiasm, critical now and for future success.
Employers of all sizes and across all sectors can get involved with Young Person’s Guarantee in up to 5 ways:
In Forth Valley, if you are already committed to supporting the development of young people then we would encourage you to sign up to the Young Person's Guarantee and as a team, we aim to be touching base with all of local our partners in the near future to discuss the Young Person's Guarantee and what it means for your business.
If you are keen to support the Young Person's Guarantee and have not yet engaged with DYW, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to support you through the next steps. In the meantime take a look at the below slideshow which may answer some of the initial questions you might have about the Young Person's Guarantee.
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.
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.
We are the young people of Forth Valley and we want to tell everyone how our local employers have inspired us:
Have a look at the film below which shows how our amazing local employers make a difference to us.
We hope you enjoy it.
To talk to us about how you can continue to engage with young people please get in touch here.
Alternatively if you have an opportunity in mind that you would like to offer to education you can register on Marketplace.
This platform supports our key stakeholders to build young people’s job readiness and increases their career options. At the same time, you can help shape young talent, address skills gaps and source your future workforce.
Last October young people at Stirling High School took part in 'Design Your Future', a collaborative week of inspiring activities aimed at raising awareness of how numerous industries use digital skills.
Read on below for a brief insight into the event, partners involved and how young people benefited from these activities. You can also click on the case study for a printable PDF.
During this challenging time all of Codebase' digital skills workshops have moved online. Have a look at their website to see how you can boost your own digital skills for free!
Please find below, the evaluation for 'Women in Construction' which consolidates feedback from a selection of the pupils, teachers and partners who took part in this event. We are delighted that this diverse offer delivered meaningful and enriching activities to all pupils and teachers and that the partners who facilitated have reported value in being involved.
It’s probably time to dispel some myths about computer coding...
As Codebase, Stirling prepares to turn 2, Barry McDonald, Community & Events Manager at CodeBase Stirling joins us as a guest blogger for #NationalCodingWeek to explain a bit about coding. Whether you are a teacher, parent or young person navigating through this evolutionary phenomenon, Barry may have a bit of useful information to share.
The harsh truth is that coding is no longer the domain of the stereotypical hoodie-wearing, laptop basher, frantically tapping away at the keyboard into the wee small hours.
Walk into any one of our Level:Up coding clubs and it’s full of laughing, excited girls and boys of all ages, unleashing their creativity to design their own games, make their own websites or code the tiny BBC micro:bit computers to play rock/paper/scissors with their friends. They’re having fun while developing vital skills.
And while they may be learning useful technical skills to equip them for a tech and digital future, they’re really developing transferable skills that will hold them in good stead for the future world of work. Usually without realising it.
DYW Scotland have highlighted DYW Forth Valley's Primary Aspirations as good practice.
Click on the image below to read the blog on DYW Scotland's webpage.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of Primary Aspirations for your school, or if you are a business who would like to find out more about this programme and how you can support it, please email email@example.com
As part of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ there will be a chance for schools to take part in ‘The Big Assembly’ at 10:30am on the 7th of November 2018.
This is an excellent opportunity for young people who have ideas and passions about engineering to turn them into careers.
Big Assembly is a live video stream to thousands of students across the UK wanting to find out how engineering impacts on the issues they care about, such as saving the environment, animal welfare, staying safe, health and entertainment.
The live stream will be a mix of short inspirational films interspersed with live discussion, which will include the opportunity to take questions from viewers. The films examine exciting engineering career options, including more information on the panel. During the discussion, there will be experts on hands to answer questions sent ‘real time’ using email, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Schools can register for free now and be part of the biggest career webinar.