Developing the Young Workforce Dumfries & Galloway
What is DYW?
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s national strategy for strengthening links between businesses and education and better preparing children and young people for the world of work. The headline aim of the programme is to encourage and support more employers to engage directly with schools and colleges, and encourage and enable more employers to recruit more young people and promote diversity in their workforce.
DYW aims to ensure that young people in Scotland have work relevant experience and opportunities while still at school. DYW collaborates with schools, to bring industry into the classroom, and give young people first-hand experience of the world of work.
DYW works in partnership with employers, encouraging them to play an active role in shaping Scotland's education system. Employers can then help create and educate the talent pool they need and benefit from the fresh perspective that young employees bring to the workplace.
And most of all, DYW works with young people, Scotland's future workforce, to improve their skills for their working lives and help them make informed and ambitious choices about their jobs and careers.
Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Employability and Training, on DYW.
DYW DG helps employers to engage with young people and shape their skills.
With DYW’s help, employers can identify skills gaps, help make young people work ready, access new ideas from young people, and raise the profile of their business in their local schools and community.
DYW DG helps schools and colleges build partnerships with local employers.
We help schools and colleges enhance the learning and career opportunities for young people, promote work experience opportunities and apprenticeships, and help pupils obtain skills and knowledge needed for the world of work.
DYW DG helps young people be ready for the world of work.
We help them learn more about sectors in the region with job and career opportunities and the skills needed to enter in the workplace, and we can help develop young people’s confidence, skills and experience.
PARENTS & CARERS
DYW DG helps parents and carers support young people to make informed choices.
We help parents and carers to find out about sectors with job and career opportunities, the benefits of apprenticeships, andhow your child's school or college can help.