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"
This potentially means that 46% of 18 year olds within Forth Valley are presently preparing to enter the workforce or looking to enter it immediately.
If the number of employers providing work based experiences increase whilst a young person is still in education this would benefit them in becoming more work ready prior to leaving school meaning that businesses would benefit from a more skilled workforce.
Benefits to business have shown to include:
Increased staff morale
Strengthened profile and raised awareness of your business in your community
More knowledgeable talent pipeline
Greater partnerships with education
There are lots of ways you can get involved with DYW but if offering a work placement one thing that you can do in your business, please contact us.