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DYW Glasgow create national resources to support young people

DYW Glasgow as part of an national initiative in response to youth unemployment (which has been predicted at 13.4% due to Covid-19)  has created national resources and events to support young people to increase their skills and knowledge to access industry and employment.  The events have also been targeted at the needs of parents/carers.  Both these initiatives are outlined below. 

DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready

DYW have made a commitment to deliver a DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready experiences over the month of July and August which includes delivering a series of virtual activities and employability experiences for young people leaving school summer 2020.

Who is the DYW Skills Academy for?

Certain elements are open to all young people, others are more targeted to young people looking to progress into employment/social mobility and those applying for jobs and apprenticeships.

Young people will have from the 23rd June – 12th July to register for the DYW Skills Academy and register via www.dyw.scot/skills-academy

Can you help with the DYW Skills Academy?

As part of the programme, young people actively seeking employment will have access to a virtual mock interview and CV check from business.  Would you and your colleagues welcome the opportunity to lead a virtual mock interview or CV check for a young person, helping them make a more successful transition to the world of work? 

You can offer to support one or both experiences, taking place between 10th – 14th August.  Mock interviews will take approximately 25 minutes and CV checks approximately 30 minutes.  Everyone willing to support will receive a guidance pack with templates

Email dyw@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com  if you would like to be part of this national campaign to support young people across Scotland by 12th July

Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events (SBPE)

Developing the Young Workforce are excited to launch our first virtual Scotland’s Biggest Parents' Event Series!

Four events will provide parents and carers with information about options and next steps for young people, including where they can go to make informed judgements to support their young person's next steps.

  • SPBE Event 1 – Pathways to Industry  (7th July)
  • SPBE Event 2 – Vocational Pathways (21st July)
  • SPBE Event 3 - #NoWrongPath to Industry (4th August)
  • SPBE Event 4 – Pathways to Priority Industries (15th September)

The event will be premiering on Young Scot’s YouTube and Facebook Channels.

Registration for the event will be via Eventbrite and will open week commencing Monday 22nd June and close on Tuesday 7th July. An overview of SBPE and link to book can be found here


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