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STEM West 22

STEM West 22

What an absolutely brilliant two days we had for #STEMWest22 held at our host organisation West College Scotland on the 21st and 22nd November.

We were so excited to finally have this event back in person and we would like to say a massive thank you to every employer who supported this event and to all of the pupils & school staff who attended.

This was our biggest and best STEM West yet and we can't wait for next year!

You can check out the rest of our photos on our other social media platforms https://buff.ly/3EApP2W

 

Here's the list of the brilliant employers who supported this event:

Abbey Vets

Altrad - Doosan Babcock

Amey

Arnold Clark

BA maintenance

Babcock Clyde

BAE Systems

BE-ST

City Gate Construction

Diodes

Dounreay Site Restoration

DSM

Ferguson Marine

Gardiner & Theobold

Hoare Lea

Howden

HPE

Kier

Lantra

Lenovo

Lomond Radio

Morrison Construction

NHS GGC

NHS Golden Jubilee

NMIS

Rangers

Rolls Royce

RSPB

Scottish Leather

Sea Life Loch Lomond

SmartStems

Swissport

Thales

Thermo Fisher

University of Strathclyde

University of Glasgow

UWS

West College Scotland

Wild Oysters / Clyde Porpoise

 

 

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My Climate Path Green Careers Showcase Event

My Climate Path Green Careers Showcase Event

This month we attended the My Climate Path Green Careers Showcase Event at The Studio in Glasgow.

The event hosted a number of Scotland's young people and businesses that demonstrated the green careers currently available across a range of sectors, as well as a number of brilliant guest speakers and a special appearance from First Minister For Further Education, Higher Education & Science of Scotland, Jamie Hepburn.

A group of pupils shared a short presentation on what they had been doing since COP26 in relation to Green Skills and well done to Mearns Castle who also did a showcase at the event. Each school then attended 2 interactive workshops and career talks from Climate Heroes leading the way in sustainability in their industry.

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Creative Careers Week 22

Creative Careers Week 22

Once again, in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is delighted to deliver Creative Careers Week 2022.
This year, Creative Careers Week 2022 will run from 21-25 November, with 3 key aims and 4 main strands of activity. We very much hope your organisation can get involved in any of the strands. To register your interest, complete this FORM and read on to find out more about the programme.

Aims
1.
 Raise awareness among young people, educators, parents/carers and careers’ influencers of the breadth of roles and range of pathways available within the creative and cultural industries
2. Inspire young people to consider a career in the creative and cultural industries while highlighting the breadth of roles and range of pathways available
3. Encourage and support employers across the creative and cultural industries to engage with young people and education through Creative Careers Week 2022. 

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Howden Teacher Insight Day

Howden Teacher Insight Day

This month we hosted, in partnership with Howden, a Teacher Insight Day at their factory in Renfrew. Teachers from schools around the West Region were invited along for talks and tours of the facility.

Thank you to all of the teachers who came along & everyone at Howden who helped to organise and run the event!

If your company is interested in hosting a teacher insight day with us please get in touch with us at info@dywwest.co.uk

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 Creative Careers Week 2022

Creative Careers Week 2022

Once again, in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is delighted to deliver Creative Careers Week 2022.


This year, Creative Careers Week 2022 will run from 21-25 November, with 3 key aims and 4 main strands of activity. We very much hope your organisation can get involved in any of the strands. To register your interest, complete this FORM and read on to find out more about the programme.

Aims
1. Raise awareness among young people, educators, parents/carers and careers’ influencers of the breadth of roles and range of pathways available within the creative and cultural industries
2. Inspire young people to consider a career in the creative and cultural industries while highlighting the breadth of roles and range of pathways available
3. Encourage and support employers across the creative and cultural industries to engage with young people and education through Creative Careers Week 2022

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MCR Pathways

MCR Pathways

Could you #ShareAnHour a week to mentor a young person and support them to find and grow their talents?

Scottish mentoring charity MCR Pathways are looking for mentors across Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire. At MCR Pathways, we believe that a young person's future should be determined by their talents and never their circumstances. Our award-winning programme carefully matches young people with a mentor to meet for just one hour a week, in school. This one to one relationship makes a profound impact on young people's confidence and future, as well as being beneficial for employees and businesses supporting mentoring.
 
All steps to becoming a mentor can be done online and full training is provided. No qualifications are needed, just the desire to make a difference.

For more information, please visit: MCR Pathways or email nicola.smith@mcrpathways.org with any questions.
 

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Free Mentoring Employer Information Session

Free Mentoring Employer Information Session

 

Mentoring a young person can not only have a life-changing impact for the individual but is also an invaluable way for young people to develop the skills, confidence and aspirations they need for their future success.
 
Whether you want to make a difference to the lives of young people or develop your own interpersonal skills, mentoring a young person provides individuals and employers with an opportunity to take a lead role in inspiring, encouraging and shaping the future workforce.

Join DYW, Career Ready UK and MCR Pathways to find out more about the benefits of mentoring and the opportunities for employers to get involved in mentoring young people in Scotland through our free mentoring employer information session on Thursday 27th October from 10am-11am

Register here

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DYW Business Breakfast for Inverclyde Employers

DYW Business Breakfast for Inverclyde Employers

Well done to the DYW School Co-ordinators from Inverclyde Council who organised a successful DYW Breakfast held in the Ambitions training restaurant of West College Scotland on the 15th September.

Previous relationships were rejuvenated and lots of new introductions were made over a coffee & pastry with magnificent views over the Clyde.

Thanks to all the employers who supported the event!

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DYW All Staff Conference

DYW All Staff Conference

On the 6th September we attended the DYW All Staff Conference at the Village Hotel in Glasgow.

This was a brilliant opportunity to meet other DYW regions, as well as hearing from a variety of speakers – including members of the Young Scot Leadership panel, individuals from education, and the Minister for Higher Education and Further Education, Youth Employment and Training – and engaged in a number of group discussions.

What a great day had all round and we can't wait for the next one!

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DYW's Inspiring Young Minds Free Training Workshop

DYW's Inspiring Young Minds Free Training Workshop

It’s a team effort to support young people to prepare for the world of work.

At DYW we have seen the positive impact of when businesses are involved in providing inspirational opportunities for young people to help them understand and develop the skills they need to succeed.

For employers, engagement in schools and colleges provides access to a diverse pool of future talent and enables industry to take a lead role in inspiring young people and shaping the future workforce. This engagement helps to build young people skills for both work and life, adds relevance to their academic work and raises the career aspirations amongst Scotland’s future workforce. 

This free training workshop will increase your confidence to discuss your industry to a young audience and provide you with top tips to plan and deliver activities in school or college.

This workshop is designed to support individuals who currently engage with or would like to engage with young people in schools and colleges.

Find out more and access future dates https://bit.ly/3cyFtl3  

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