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Young Person's Guarantee School Leavers Toolkit

Young Person's Guarantee School Leavers Toolkit

 The School Leavers Toolkit, an information resource to support young people as they transition into the post-school world, is now live.

The Young Person’s Guarantee School Leavers Toolkit supports young people as they start out in their transition to the post-school world.

There’s lots of information available and we know from that it can be challenging for young people to find the practical life advice they need, when they need it.

The Toolkit covers a range of topics including mental well-being, work and pay, finances, moving out and housing options, community engagement and young people’s rights.

Find it at www.myworldofwork.co.uk/schoolleaverstoolkit
 

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Exam Results Helpline 2022

Exam Results Helpline 2022

Results? Your career service is here to help

Whatever your results are, you have options!

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) delivers Scotland’s career service. SDS results support will provide help and advice to learners, their parents and carers at what could be an uncertain time. The SDS Results Helpline number is 0808 100 8000. This helpline goes live at 8am on results day, Tuesday 9 August.

SDS's expert advisers will have access to information on course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs, volunteering or staying on at school. SDS's expert advisers are at the end of the phone to help young people and their parents and carers.

There's lots of support on Scotland's career website, My World of Work – it’s packed with advice, information and resources for both young people and their parents and carers. If you'd prefer to speak to someone in person, you can visit an SDS centre to speak to an adviser about your results and next steps. Find your nearest one at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres.

If you cannot use a telephone and need a different way to contact SDS, you can send them a direct message on Facebook. This may help if you: • are deaf, or have hearing loss • use British Sign Language (BSL) • have a speech, language or communication need • have difficulty using the telephone.

BSL users can also use Contact Scotland BSL. You can use their app to sign with an interpreter who will make the phone call for you. Visit contactscotland-bsl.

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STEM West 22

STEM West 22

STEM West is back!

Our flagship 2022 STEM West event will return on 21st-22nd November at West College Scotland, Clydebank campus.

This event is there to help to inspire young people to choose STEM subjects at school and have employers showcase their industry. When we last held this physically back in 2019, we had over 500 young people attend across the 2 days from schools across our 4 Local Authority areas.

If you are an employer who is interested in showcasing your company and can bring along something interactive or hands on for S3-S4 pupils to engage with over the 2 days then please let us know. Even if you can only attend one of the days, it would be great to still have you come!

Interested in showcasing at STEM West 2022? Email us at info@dywwest.co.uk by 26th August 2022 

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International Women in Engineering Day at Howden

International Women in Engineering Day at Howden

We were delighted to host, in partnership with Howden, an in-person event to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2022! 

This event was designed and planned with Howden’s ‘Bright Futures’ initiative which was created to champion diversity, fairness and equality of opportunity and build a positive and enduring legacy in the communities local to their site, encouraging more young women and girls to take up engineering careers

During the event, the young females had the opportunity to hear from Howden’s female engineers, as well as taking a tour of their manufacturing factory and got involved in some interactive STEM activities.

 

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Hair, Beauty & Make Up Artistry Event with West College Scotland

Hair, Beauty & Make Up Artistry Event with West College Scotland

We recently supported West College Scotland’s Hair, Beauty & Make Up Artistry team plan and host an event across all 3 campuses which had a focus on the Hair, Beauty & Make Up Artistry industry to inspire young people to think about subject choices/ future career options within that sector. The young people learned skills such as Beauty which covered Nail Art and Hand Massage Techniques, Make up Artistry which involved Specialist Make up Effects for Film and TV and Hair skills which covered many different styling skills.

This went out to all S1 pupils within our area where we had 72 young people in total attend the events at our Paisley and Clydebank campus' with another 36 due to attend the final event at our Greenock campus in the new term.

Many of the pupils left with a new positive outlook of the industry with the hope to attend college in the future.

Thank you to all of the college staff and students who hosted the brilliant sessions!

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"Business Matters in Renfrewshire" Networking Event

"Business Matters in Renfrewshire" Networking Event

We had a brilliant day at "Business Matters in Renfrewshire" networking event at The Lagoon, in Paisley last week.

It was great to be back at an in person networking event meeting lots of lovely people. We even managed to attend a few of the brilliant seminars throughout the day

Thank you to everyone who took the time to speak with us.

Here's to next year! 
 

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DYW West New Board Members

DYW West New Board Members

DYW West are delighted to announce 4 new members on to our industry led board, these are:

Jim Carswell from Thermo Fisher Scientific

Carolyn Wilson from SSE Renewables

Alistair Rodgers from Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Murray from ScotRail

Our new board members will represent their organisation & industry sector in the context of developing the future workforce
 
 
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Young Person’s Guarantee Webinar for Employers Addressing the Climate Emergency

Young Person’s Guarantee Webinar for Employers Addressing the Climate Emergency

The ambition of the Young Person’s Guarantee is that within two years every young person in Scotland aged 16-24 will have the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

The impact of the pandemic on employers and young people alongside a challenging labour market means that there has never been a more important time to consider how young talent can benefit your organisation.

This webinar will help employers involved in addressing the Climate Emergency find out why it makes it easier for young people and employers to connect, and how to get involved.

Delivered by the Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland the webinar includes:

  • an overview of the Young Person’s Guarantee, the 5 asks of employers and how to sign up
  • examples from employers on how they’ve got involved
  • Climate Emergency information from SDS and information on apprenticeships and business support

 

The event will be hosted and introduced by Fuel Change.

The webinar takes place Wednesday 16 March, 10am

Register Here

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022 (SAW) takes place 7-11 March 2022.

Once again we are asking employers in and around the West Region (Renfrewshire, East Ren, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire) to get involved – to showcase to young people, educators, parents / carers / guardians, and other employers – that there are lots of employers offering apprenticeship opportunities now or in the near future.

In the past we have taken a large banner around employers and arranged a photo of their apprentice(s) holding the banner – due to Covid we are not doing it that way this year.

Instead, employers can show their support in a number of ways:

 

  1. Take a photo of current apprentice(s) and post on social channel with hashtag #ScotAppWeek22 and tag DYW West
  2. If able to you can overlay the photo with your logo, our logo and add in the hashtag as text and URL if apprenticeship vacancies are live now or soon will be – and post as explained in 1. above
  3. Get an apprentice to hold the attached 1 pager  (include your logo and some text such as URL) and take a photo and post as in 1. above
  4. Record a short video and post using hashtag #ScotAppWeek22 – video content could be a current apprentice talking about their role / how they got it / what they do or another person in the company to attract future apprentices to apply and therefore mention what you are looking for, qualifications, skills and experience – apply by date / where to go for more info etc – and post using hashtag etc

 

We have attached a SAW 1 pager that you can edit, download and print which you can then use to take a photo with and post on your socials to show support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 22.

We have also included an example of what the 1 pager should look like.

Can you please let the DYW West team know by 7th March 22  if you are able to take part and your preferred way of getting involved from 1-4 above. (email)

Thank you

DYW West

 

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Your Year, Your Career

Your Year, Your Career

Your Year, Your Career is a social media signposting campaign to a range of sector specific virtual resources for S1s, S2s and S3s. The resources are for educators to be able to use within their classrooms or for young people and parents to learn about the world of work at home.

Resources for the following sectors have been developed:
 

Food and Drink (Tasty Careers)
Healthcare (Healthy Careers)
Energy (Energising Careers)
Construction (Build Your Future)
Creative Industries (Discover Creative)

 
The content for each sector is available on the DYW Scot website.

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