As announced by Nicola Sturgeon at the beginning of the Summer,Developing the Young Workforce created a national programme for this year's school leavers in Scotland. The programme, which ran throughout July and August, is a series of virtual and online experiences which aim to build work related knowledge and skills to enhance young people’s industry readiness and capacity to compete in the labour market.
The DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready incorporated activities and employability experiences- supported by industry - to help young people to gain the insight, skills and knowledge required to succeed in the workplace.
The video content - developed by a broad range of industry experts - is open to everyone and includes:
Industry Insight Sessions - a chance to explore sectors and find out more about career pathways
Skills Sessions - an opportunity to build the key skills that support young people to become industry ready
DYW also recently streamed an exciting series of live webinars for young people. The Up2U episodes included conversations and live Q & A with employers, young people and specialists from different pathways young people can take. The webinars can be accessed now and we hope they support young people to find the next step in their journey.
More information about each of these programmes - including links to content - can be found below.