The DYW network are delighted to be welcoming the new year with our new Virtual Careers campaign 'New Year First Career'!
We had initially planned to launch virtual careers events on the week beginning 25th January. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have decided to delay the launch of these until pupils are back in school and can receive the full benefits of the events. With that in mind, we're making the accompanying resources available for educators on Monday, 25th January to support them during the lockdown period. These resources are focused around 'Tasty Careers', 'Healthy Careers' and 'Energising Careers'.
Once the resource packs are made available on the 25th, recipients will be able to access a series of career inspiration films which will be hosted on the DYW Scot website. These films will be complementary to the resources and toolkits and would serve as the basis of school activity, with local content such as class projects and live Q&A sessions being added in, for example.
What are the aims for the New Year First Career campaign?
- To raise awareness of the diversity of careers in the food & drink, healthcare and energy sectors as well as how to access them
- To enable young people to think about their subject choices in relation to pathways and make informed decisions
- To support educators and parents to understand how to support their young people on their journeys
Schools who wish to deliver the resources during w/c 25th January are encouraged to post content on social media using the hashtag #DYWVirtual and tagging their local regional group (@DYWWEST) and DYW Scot (@DYWScot).
For more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us! You can contact our Digital Marketing & Events Executive, Fraser, at firstname.lastname@example.org.