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.