Now more than ever it’s vital that we celebrate and showcase the essential jobs that key workers across Scotland are doing. In the first week of June the national Developing the Young Workforce network are coming together for the #DYWKeyWorkers campaign.
“It makes such a difference to a young person’s life. To have a person, coming from outside of school, to see you once a week... that person just for you. That one-to-one relationship, I think, is invaluable.” Craigroyston Community High School Deputy Headteacher, Karen Smart.
May 2019 marked the unveiling of a brand new event for young people in our region. The first event of its kind in Scotland, Jobs Kingdom Live gave all P5 students in East Lothian the opportunity to try out different jobs across many sectors and learn new skills.
In May 2019, over 40 educators from across Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian took part in the region’s first ever Educator Placement Month. Over the course of the month, these teachers, careers advisors and lecturers went out into industry to gain valuable insight into a huge variety of jobs and sectors.
There’s no secret about it, the world of work is undergoing profound change. The degree to which technology and artificial intelligence is accelerating the pace of change and the fundamental business models that exist is phenomenal.
On 28th January this year, eleven of Edinburgh’s best known tourist attractions and hospitality partners came together to provide an interactive and informative experience for almost 200 S2 pupils from Holy Rood RC High School as part of "A Day in Edinburgh" project.
During the current situation around COVID-19 the DYW team have been busy exploring options that will enable young people to access resources and opportunities that are digital/virtual. Now more than ever it’s vital that we work together to strengthen young peoples’ understanding of the world of work and help to prepare them for the workplace.
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