Developing the Young Workforce regional groups are preparing to launch an equalities focused week of events and social media campaign across Scotland on w/c Monday 16th November 2020. The campaign will be aimed at employers, parents and young people to promote, illustrate and celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Building on last year’s #ajobforeverybody campaign we will be introducing a new feature as part of the week: #myskillsmakeme.
what is #myskillsmakeme?
Similar to #NoWrongPath we have produced a simple visual template that individuals from all backgrounds can download and use to highlight their skills, encouraging them to think aspirationally about their career pathways.
This element is also open to all ages so that professionals who have faced challenges relating to societal perceptions, live with conditions or illnesses, or have struggled with barriers to work can also act as role models to the next generation. This feature will also be sent to schools with the hope of including pupils in the highlights.
By looking beyond the barrier or condition we want to show young people and individuals that by working on their skills, attitude and approach to life they have it within their own control to affect their outcome, and we want employers to see the emerging talent of our young people based on the skills they are developing.
DYW Scotland has partnered with disability experts ENABLE Scotland to deliver an engaging new free webinar for employers to explore the steps to inspiring young people with additional support needs. This interactive half day webinar will provide employers with the tools to inform and inspire young people with additional needs while they’re still at school and provide practical guidance on supporting these young people into employment. During the workshop you will develop a bespoke Inclusion Plan for your organisation and be provided with a comprehensive resource pack.
The week will also see a series of virtual events from DYW Dumfries & Galloway including a Live Event ‘Strengthening Diversity through Inclusion’ with '3 In Consulting' and several webisodes from the DWP featuring 'Disability Confident' and the return of 'Play Your Cards Right!' with Sue Livermore, (from Dumfries & Galloway College) which was extremely well received last year.
There are a number of ways you can support this equalities focused week:
Support your employer network
Reach out to your partners/organisations in your area and encourage them to get involved with the promotional week. This will be a great way to highlight their own work and to signpost businesses to them and the people they work with.
Spread the word to employers/young people/adults
Using your communications channels to promote this equalities focused week to employers, young people and adults. This could be by posting on social media, website, news page etc. to create a powerful campaign.
Sign up to attend one of the virtual events taking place
Click the buttons below to follow links.
Use the activity resources below to encourage young people, adults and schools in your local area to get involved in #myskillsmakeme. Please post these on social media w/c 16th November and remember to use the hashtags #myskillsmakeme and #ajobforeverybody and tag us!
Download the templates here:
DYW FORTH VALLEY social media