Friday, 08 March 2019
Modern Apprenticeships at Police Scotland
As the week of activity draws to a close, DYW Glasgow took the opportunity to speak to Linda Murray from People and Development within Police Scotland, to discover how their new Modern Apprenticeship scheme – which launched in September 2018 – is shaping up.
Friday, 01 March 2019
Meet the Apprentice – Ryan O’Connor from Jacobs Engineering
With Scottish Apprenticeship Week starting on Monday (4 March), DYW Glasgow spoke to SDS’s Apprenticeship Ambassador for 2018, 24 year old Ryan O’Connor, to ask him some questions about his apprenticeship journey so far.
Monday, 25 February 2019
Counting down to Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening
Today marks the 10 day countdown to Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening. Wednesday 6 March 2019 will see an exciting and informative day of events happening across Glasgow, with the aim of helping parents and carers learn more about the value of apprenticeships, and how they could support their children’s futures.
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.