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NEWS AND EVENTS

New DYW West Board Member Announcement!

New DYW West Board Member Announcement!

We are delighted to announce that Kareema Hilton has joined the DYW West board!

Jim Hannigan, Head of our Board, shares, "We are absolutely delighted to add someone of Kareema’s stature and experience to our Board. We know she is passionate about introducing young people to industry and the workplace, and her insight and enthusiasm will show her to be the perfect role model for school leavers no matter what pathway they follow. We wish her every success in her new role with us.”

Welcome aboard, Kareema!

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DXC Technology Digital Futures Academy

DXC Technology Digital Futures Academy

This month marked an exceptional conclusion to the first semester of the DXC Technology UKI Digital Futures Academy (DFA). The program celebrated the achievements of its dedicated pupils with a series of enriching activities and well-deserved recognitions.

Students had the opportunity to explore state-of-the-art facilities, participate in hands-on coding sessions, and receive certificates acknowledging their hard work and accomplishments. These experiences not only enhanced their technical skills but also provided valuable insights into the dynamic field of digital technology.

Well done to all involved for their outstanding efforts! 

Looking forward to an amazing year 2!

As we look forward to an amazing year two, we are excited about the future prospects and continued success of the DFA program!

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Employers, we need your help!

Employers, we need your help!

Barrhead High School's Home Economics National 5 class is on the lookout for local employers in the hospitality and food production sectors to inspire our students. We're seeking support in the form of work insights, guest talks, cooking demonstrations, and other practical activities.

This initiative will commence with the new academic year, and we believe that your industry expertise could provide invaluable learning experiences for our pupils.

If you're interested in making a positive impact on the next generation of hospitality and food industry professionals, please get in touch by emailing jan.mcmahon@dywwest.co.uk

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Inspiring Young Minds Webinar

Inspiring Young Minds Webinar

Looking to enhance your skills in engaging with young people in schools and colleges?

Join DYW's free online workshop, 'Inspiring Young Minds,' on Wednesday, 19th June, from 10am to 12pm.

Gain confidence in discussing your industry and get top tips for planning and delivering activities.

Click here to register

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DXC Technology Digital Futures Academy

DXC Technology Digital Futures Academy

We had another round of fantastic sessions with DXC Technology Digital Futures Academy!

In our first session, pupils explored their creativity in a design challenge, programming robotic cars & learning about the history of automation!

In our next session, they engaged in valuable lessons on building confidence and motivation.

We can't wait for the next one!

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DXC Mascots For Manchester United

DXC Mascots For Manchester United

Four of our Digital Futures Academy participants, in collaboration with DXC Technology, had the incredible opportunity to serve as mascots for the Manchester United vs. Newcastle game at Old Trafford this month.

It was an unforgettable evening capped off by an exciting 3-2 victory for Man United.

Well done Alicia, Erin, Connor & Jackson!

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Thomas Johnstone School Talks & Tours

Thomas Johnstone School Talks & Tours

This month, Thomas Johnstone held more talks and tours for our local schools, Park Mains High School and St Andrews Academy, at their factory in Inchinnan.

The pupils were introduced to the company and gained insights into its operations. They enjoyed a tour of the manufacturing facility, where they not only learned about the various roles available but also discovered exciting apprenticeship opportunities.

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Renfrewshire Connect

Renfrewshire Connect

We had the pleasure of attending the annual Renfrewshire Connect event at Paisley Lagoon.

It was an excellent opportunity for networking and making new connections. We also attended a few of the fantastic webinars throughout the day.

Looking forward to next year!

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COB Futures Event

COB Futures Event

We had a fantastic day we had at the COB Futures event at SWG3.

This event, held in collaboration with our colleagues from DYW Glasgow and DYW LED, welcomed over 200 pupils from across each region.

Hosted by Anna Devitt, the event focused on learning for sustainability and supporting green career paths. The pupils participated in various activities and heard from an excellent panel of professionals.

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East Renfrewshire DYW Employer Breakfast

East Renfrewshire DYW Employer Breakfast

We attended East Renfrewshire's DYW Employer Breakfast this week.

Well done to all the participating schools; numerous employers expressed interest in partnering for DYW activities!

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