The 21 Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Regional Groups are preparing to launch an equalities focused social media campaign and week of events across Scotland during the week beginning Monday 16th November 2020. The campaign - aimed at employers, parents and young people - aims to demonstrate the range of support available for young job seekers and employers.
Throughout the week, we will be using #ajobforeverybody to share stories and experiences which promote, illustrate and celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The campaign activities also aim to raise employer awareness of the many support organisations in their region who are able to provide advice and support in relation to recruitment.
The week will also see a series of events arranged by DYW Dumfries & Galloway, including a Live Event ‘Strengthening Diversity through Inclusion’, as well as several webisodes from the DWP featuring Disability Confident and the return of 'Play Your Cards Right!' with Sue Livermore, (from Dumfries & Galloway College) which was extremely well received last year.
This year we are also introducing a new feature as part of the week - #myskillsmakeme.
Similar to our annual #NoWrongPath campaign, we have produced a simple visual template that people from all backgrounds will be able to download and use to highlight their skills and to think aspirationally about their career pathways.
This element is open to all ages, so that adults can also act as role models to the next generation. We are also encouraging schools in our area to get involved, with the hope of including pupils in the highlights.
By looking beyond barriers, we want to show young people and individuals the importance of working on skills and attitude; we also want employers to see the emerging talent of our young people based on the skills they are developing.
Option 1 - download the relevant template and post this on social media w/c 16th November using #ajobforeverybody and #myskillsmakeme. Please tag us so we can share your post.
Option 2 - email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a case study with your #ajobforeverybody and #myskillsmakeme story.