Developing the Young Workforce

  • Developing the Young Workforce – First Annual Report

    18th January 2016 by

    In December 2014 the Scottish Government published the Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment strategy. The strategy which aims to bridge the gap between education and employers by providing young people with the right education, training and experience to get into fulfilling jobs and careers. The programme is now embarking in year two...

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  • Sir Ian Wood

    30th October 2015 by

    We’re delighted that Sir Ian Wood, Chair of the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, writes for us here on the progress we are making in implementing the Commission’s report. First experience of the workplace My first experience of the workforce was a holiday job in a ship repairing company in Aberdeen in 1957 –...

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  • Colleges at the heart of Developing the Young Workforce

    22nd October 2015 by

    Joe Wilson, CEO of College Development Network, talks about his first experiences of employment and why the college sector is key to the success of Developing the Young Workforce. My first experience of the workplace was as a self-employed gardener in late 1970s and early 1980s. The economy was in recession, the local industrial estate...

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  • Conducting a better future for our young people

    22nd October 2015 by

    When it comes to the voice of expertise on skills and training, Paul McKelvie offers just that. He blogs for us on his membership on the DYW Programme Board, his position as UKCES Scotland Commissioner, board member of Skills Development Scotland, and recent Vice Chair of the Scottish Funding Council, as well as leader of...

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  • Youth Employment Challenge

    29th September 2015 by

    Our Programme SRO and the Director of Advanced Learning and Science, Aileen McKechnie, delivered a full version of the summarised speech below at East Ayrshire Council’s Youth Employment Challenge on 25 August. Here Aileen outlines the policy priorities of Ministers and how Developing the Young Workforce is tackling systemic youth unemployment. Thank you to East...

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  • Leading a Cultural Change

    11th September 2015 by

    We’re really pleased to have the Principal and Chief Executive of West College Scotland, Audrey Cumberford, writing for us about what the College does in support of our ambitions to develop the young workforce. Audrey was one of the speakers, together with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, and Laurence Howells,...

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  • Partnerships in Action

    11th September 2015 by

    DYW Partners’ Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Workstream Last month, the first DYW communications and engagement partners workstream meeting was held, with the Scottish Funding Council in Edinburgh kindly offering us a base. The meeting was attended by many different partner organisations that are working closely with the Scottish Government to ensure clarity and consistency of message...

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  • The spotlight is on… Investors in Young People Accolade

    21st August 2015 by

    In July 2014 the Investors in Young People (IIYP) framework was launched by Investors in People Scotland. A key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, the framework supports organisations looking to recruit, retain and develop young people, and recognition for those that are already doing this. The framework has been created in...

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  • Creating a Fairer Scotland

    21st August 2015 by

    The Scottish Government is inviting you to have your say on what a fairer Scotland should look like in 2030, and the steps that should be taken to make this vision a reality. Scotland is a great country to call home. But we can make it an even better place. Achieving this will require a...

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  • Some news from our partners…

    21st August 2015 by

      Education Scotland In September, Education Scotland are hosting the Scottish Learning Festival. The festival is the largest, free education event in Scotland and takes place on 23 and 24 September in Glasgow’s SECC. Registration is open now at www.scottishlearningfestival.org.uk The theme of the festival focuses on raising achievement and attainment for all. Attendees will...

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