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'New Year First Career' Campaign

'New Year First Career' Campaign

The DYW network are delighted to be welcoming the new year with our new Virtual Careers campaign 'New Year First Career'!

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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

Get Involved

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 fraser.woods@dywwest.co.uk.

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#AJobForEverybody Campaign

#AJobForEverybody Campaign

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups are launching an equalities focused social media campaign and week of events across Scotland starting on w/c Monday, 16th November 2020. The week-long campaign will be aimed at employers, parents and young people that promotes, illustrates and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace and hopes to demonstrate the range of support available for young job seekers and employers.

Building on last year’s #AJobForEverybody campaign we will be introducing a new feature – #MySkillsMakeMe which aims to showcase transferable skills and value through a diverse workplace.

The week will also see a series of events 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).

We would love for you to get involved and hear from individuals across your organisation who may have faced some form of challenge or barrier through their journey from education to where they are now.

3 In Consulting

If you and your colleagues would like to participate you can:

  • Download and print the #MySkillsMakeMe template below. Complete your sign and then uploaded to your social media using the #AJobForEverybody and #MySkillsMakeMe as well as tagging @DYWWEST throughout the week of 16th November 2020.
  • Write a brief case study and send to fraser.woods@dywwest.co.uk to share across the DYW West network. You can simply tweet any resource, stories or links that your organisation may already hold using the relevant hashtags and tagging @DYWWEST.

 

If you would like any information on how you can get involved, please email fraser.woods@dywwest.co.uk.

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