As the situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) continues to evolve, we want to provide you with an update on what this means for Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian as of Monday 23rd March 2020.
In this edition the spotlight is firmly on the group of pupils from Drummond Community High School who have well and truly been inspired by a partnership programme between industry and education.
The Young Enterprise Scotland Company Programme has been a consistent part of many school’s programme of learning in Scotland for many years. This year at James Gillespies High School in Edinburgh, as part of the S5 choice electives which take place during period 1 on a Wednesday, eight of their young people have opted to join the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) Company Programme which is the ultimate business experience for S5 and S6 pupils in Scottish High Schools.
Understanding what money is and how to manage it is a basic life skill that all young people should be given an opportunity to learn. The Museum on the Mound, Lloyds Banking Group and the University of Edinburgh Business School have been working in partnership to deliver an exciting new financial education project for primary pupils in Edinburgh to help them do exactly this.
This quarter our spotlight on a partner employer highlights the diverse work of Robertson Construction. A UK-wide company, Robertson Construction have supported the work of DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian for over several years and have helped to shape good practice in the region for how industry can engage with young people in education.
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.
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