Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Kenny MacPherson, Springburn Academy - Managing DYW within my remit
Having taken up post as acting DHT four months ago, I came from a background as PT Pastoral Care with responsibility for Further Education and SLT link to Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). I was in the fortunate position to already be aware of DYW and its implications for the young people of Springburn Academy, the school, parents and our business partners.
Monday, 14 August 2017
Gillian Campbell, Knightswood Secondary School - How I Plan for the Year
The beginning of a school year is always a busy one and for DYW planning, it is no different! Having recently moved to Knightswood Secondary School, time has been spent auditing the curriculum against the Career Education Standard with emphasis on the schools tutor time and personal and social education programmes.
Thursday, 03 August 2017
Why there is No Wrong Path
Where we go when we leave school is a point in our journey, not our destination. Glasgow’s further and higher education establishments are committed to Lifelong Learning and offer a range of courses from access courses to post graduate qualifications for the continuing learner. This is an important story to tell the young people opening up their envelopes (or text messages) on the 8th of August and you can do your part.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Leona Seaton, DYW Glasgow - Disrupting Digital Education in Schools
New research shows over 91,000 people are now employed in digital technologies roles in Scotland, however over half of these roles are in non-digital technologies sectors. Given that tech has been the disruptor of so many traditional models of working, it begs the question: what is the Airbnb equivalent for digital skills?
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Leona Seaton, DYW Glasgow - Raising attainment and why employer engagement matters
Thinking back to your own school days what, if any, employer links were you exposed to? For most of us, the only chance to gain access to the world of work was through work experience, which in many cases was drawn from your or your teacher’s family and friends or local community. Although things have moved on, there is still more that could be done.
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Maura Lynch, SCLD - The Minimum Wage Debate
Maura Lynch the Depute Chief Executive at SCLD discusses recent articles on employing people with a learning disability on a lower rate of pay and questions how ambitious we are for people with learning disabilities in Scotland.
Monday, 01 May 2017
Make It Viral! Weber Shandwick at Girls Go Digital
Last month we had the pleasure of taking part in the Girls Go Digital event, supported by the Developing the Young Workforce team at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Our mission was to inspire the next generation of whizz kids to take up a career in the digital sector.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Dr. Stephen Breslin, Glasgow Science Centre - Technology changes things
The introduction of new technology has always been accompanied by major structural changes in labour markets. From mechanical looms to production line robots, technology and machines have relentlessly replaced human workers throughout history. They have also created new jobs, many of which could not have been envisioned just a few years ago. Take for example the mobile applications market. 10 years ago it didn't exist and latest forecasts estimate that it will be a $77 billion market by 2017. However, there appears to be a growing consensus amongst the world's leading economists that this time things are different...
Monday, 22 August 2016
Geoff Leask, Young Enterprise Scotland - Why youth enterprise and entrepreneurship is so important
As someone who has the pleasure of working within an entrepreneurially minded social business, that has a vision for Scotland to have the most entrepreneurial young people in the world, I will always be delighted to contribute in any way to help raise the profile of this most important of subject matters.