ASK YOURSELF ONE QUESTION: Would your own employees know about the opportunities your business offers to young people?
On January 30th 2020 DYW Forth Valley will be supporting the national campaign #BigParentsEve for the second year running.
This year's theme is #JobsofTheFuture which will focus on increasing the understanding of the critical skills and projected occupations that will provide rewarding careers in the future, including apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.
We invite employers across Forth Valley to support the campaign. Read below to find out more about how you can get involved in #BigParentsEve
On 6th March we want to harness the power of social media networks to showcase the benefits of apprenticeships to parents and carers. Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening is part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019 has been developed by DYW in partnership with SDS.
DYW regional groups are working together to arrange a series of events aimed at parents and carers, as key influencers of young people, to show them the benefits of apprenticeships.
As part of this we would like to invite employers across Forth Valley to share key apprenticeship messages with the parents and carers in their workforce.
Many of you are keen to promote the apprenticeship pathways your business offers and may already have events planned during national apprenticeship week or may be inspired to think about how you can showcase what you are doing to debunk myths and misconceptions about apprenticeships that are common to parents/carers.
Why don’t you take advantage of this national campaign and join us on the 6th of March to promote what you are doing.
Click the images below to be taken to the resources you need to get involved.
Please let us know if you are planning on getting involved and if you are tweeting on the 6th March please tag @DYW_ForthValley and use the following hashtags:
We are keen to hear from you if you use a Drone in your business...
A Stirling based school are looking for some insight into these magnificent little devices and their potential uses in the world of work, they are keen to support their young people in gaining knowledge and some practical experience with them.
Are you, or do you know of any companies or individuals that either work with Drones or build, design and engineer Drones? Please get in touch if you can help us!
We are looking for employers to work with secondary school pupils to bring what they are learning in class to life and to show the industry application of electronics, both in terms of skills and career pathways. This support could be provided in the form of a class career talk, a hands on interactive workshop delivered in class or a site visit. If you are an employer with experience in any of the following areas and would like to share what you know to inspire the next generation, we would love to hear from you.
Kincardine in Menteith Primary & Thornhill Primary in Stirling, seek the support of individuals and businesses with financial backgrounds to support their DYW week beginning November 12th 2018.
If you can support by joining the school during this week for a short period of time to share insight on your job, career path and the skills you need to succeed within a financial related role then please contact us asap on email@example.com
S1 Pupils at Lornshill Academy are learning about the importance of literacy and how they can develop these skills.
Do Something Now and join Businesses from across all sectors and work with us to deliver a session.
Share why literacy skills are important to your business, how you use them and how difficult it would be to run your business without them?
Help our young people understand that Literacy Skills are so much more than just reading and writing and how learning to identify and understand these skills will help them progress through life and into employment.
It’s never too early to start influencing the next generation of young people to consider a career in your industry!
Work with us to deliver a Career Insight session to pupils of all ages.
Share with them details of different trades/jobs that are available within your industry and give advice of what would be expected of them as an employee.
Help raise the awareness of skills, qualifications and experience required and give them the chance to take responsibility and be better prepared for the world of work.
Already the summer holidays feel distant; the temperature has dropped, leaves are turning and shops are stocking their shelves in preparation for Christmas... but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Here at DYW Forth Valley we have spent the summer holidays preparing to support business and education partnership & engagement activities for the upcoming year, and we are excited to work with you.
'The Year of Young People' 2018 has generated a significant number of events, opportunities and activities that focus on young people, with plenty still to come. When YoYP 2018 ends, our mission continues to be to encourage and support employers to engage directly with education, whilst also encouraging them to recruit more young people. We will continue to both engage new businesses from every sector who would like to contribute to the development of young people's skills; and support and enhance the partnerships that are developing between business and education to fully embed DYW.
Across Forth Valley the development, recognition and articulation of transferable skills have been highlighted as a focus; if there are any particular transferable or soft skills that your business requires and you are in a position to work with us to raise awareness of skills and support their development within education, we want to hear from you.
Jen, Karen, Michelle, Rachael & Hollie
The DYW Forth Valley Programme Team
Who inspired you when you were young?
Following on from another successful year, Young Enterprise Scotland's Company Programme is set to run again in Forth Valley schools for 2018/19. YES Forth Valley are keen to see as many schools take part, and would be happy to talk to new schools about joining the programme for their S5/6 pupils.
Each school is paired up with a business adviser to help give guidance and support from September - March, with a minimum commitment of one hour every fortnight to meet with the teams, although many advisers choose to meet weekly.
We have multiple openings for businesses to get involved as advisers, and would be keen to speak with anyone who could help support the programme in Forth Valley.
If you, or someone you know would like to support this programme, please contact DYW Forth Valley in the first instance.