07 Oct 2019
Dell, in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow last week delivered Glasgow Goes Digital, a morning of interactive workshops for young people from across the city.
40 students from Eastbank Academy, Glasgow Gaelic School, Hollybrook Academy, Kingspark Secondary School and Hyndland Secondary School attended the event, hosted by Dell, which aimed to inspire young people who are unsure of their next steps to consider digital careers.
The event also targeted students who are likely to achieve at least two or three Highers and who would benefit from hearing further information about Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships in the digital sector.
Workshops on a wide range of topics were delivered to the attendees, including on server breakdown and data centre networking, cyber security and building your own Fitbit.
Lewis, an Eastbank Academy student who attended Glasgow Goes Digital said: “I really enjoyed the server breakdown workshop delivered by Dell. I found it really interesting and I wish there was something similar at school, as I enjoy using my hands.”
Dell has also been announced as DYW Glasgow’s Employer of the Month, reflecting a strong commitment towards working with young people to help develop their skills, experience and readiness for the workplace.
Between 2018 and 2020, Dell is set to have worked with 41 apprentices, and has been working in partnership with DYW Glasgow since April 2017, which has included launching a Mentoring programme and working with local schools and academies.
Hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, DYW Glasgow is part of the Scottish Government’s national strategy for strengthening links between schools and businesses. It aims to better prepare young people for the world of work, with a target of reducing the current youth unemployment rate by 40% by 2021.