Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups are preparing to launch an equalities focused week of events and social media campaign across Scotland on w/c Monday 16th November 2020. The week campaign will be aimed at employers, parents and young people that promotes, illustrates and celebrates diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
On w/c 16th November we will be using #ajobforeverybody to share stories and experiences which prove that everyone can contribute and be of benefit to employers.
Aimed at employers, parents and young people #ajobforeverybody intends to promote, illustrate and celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace as well as to encourage businesses and organisations to realise that there are many organisations in the region around them willing to meet with them and advise and support them in recruiting.
The week will also see a series of events arranged by DYW Dumfries & Galloway including a Live Event ‘Strengthening Diversity through Inclusion’ with 3 In Consulting and several webisodes from the DWP featuring Disability Confident and the return of 'Play Your Cards Right!' with Sue Livermore, (from Dumfries & Galloway College) which was extremely well received last year.
This year we are also introducing a new feature as part of the week - #myskillsmakeme
Similar to #NoWrongPath we have produced a simple visual template that people from all backgrounds will be able to download and use to highlight their skills and encourages them to think aspirationally about their career pathways.
This element is also open to all ages so that adults who have had to struggle with society perceptions when in work can also act as role models to the next generation. This feature will also be sent to schools with the hope of including pupils in the highlights.
By looking beyond the barrier or condition we want to show young people and individuals that by working on their skills, attitude and approach to life they have it within their control to affect their outcome and we want employers to see the emerging talent of our young people based on the skills they are developing.
Option 1 - download the relevant template and post this on social media w/c 16th November using #ajobforeverybody and #myskillsmakeme. Please tag us so we can share your post.
Option 2 - email email@example.com to submit a case study with your #ajobforeverybody and #myskillsmakeme story.