Thursday, 08 March 2018
Employers need to be 'Awards Aware' - Jim Duffy, Awards Network
Youth work is all about table tennis and delinquents. Right? Wrong! This lazy depiction couldn’t be further from the truth.
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
A Self-Educated Work Force – Young People & Technology - Chris Smith, Spend It Like Beckham
The millennial generation have grown up through a lot of technological change. You could argue that someone growing up between 1990 and 2005 would have seen far greater advances in how technology affects our day to day lives than someone growing up between 1965 and 1980. This might seem like a bold statement, but most of the general population in 1990 wouldn’t be able to conceive that wireless video calls and 3D printing would be available to everyone in their lifetime, let alone within two decades.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
The Confidence Gap - Leona Seaton, DYW Glasgow
As part of the 100 Women for 2017 campaign, the BBC is working with inspiring females from across the world to tackle some of the biggest problems facing women today. One of those issues is the ‘Glass Ceiling’. While I think we are now all familiar with the term, constructing a new solution requires us to present the challenge differently.
Monday, 16 October 2017
A window to the future: how mentoring has made me look beyond my five-year business plan - Felicity Parsons
It’s often said that young people are our future. Of course, that’s true and it’s vital that we invest in young people, giving them the education, training and support they need to reach their full potential.
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Managing DYW within my remit - Kenny MacPherson, Springburn Academy
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
How I Plan for the Year - Gillian Campbell, Knightswood Secondary School
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- Leona Seaton, DYW Glasgow
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
Disrupting Digital Education in Schools - Leona Seaton, DYW Glasgow
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
Raising attainment and why employer engagement matters - Leona Seaton, DYW Glasgow
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
The Minimum Wage Debate - Maura Lynch, SCLD
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.