Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)
Established in 2013, ‘Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy’ sets out the aims of improving outcomes for all young people by 2021. The expectation is that schools and local employers will work together to ensure a positive workforce of the future.
Here at Pitlochry High School, we strongly promote and encourage the Perth & Kinross DYW programme. Both in Primary and Secondary, we are very lucky to be supported by a tremendous variety of local businesses. They support us in work experience placements, participating in lessons, mock interviews and sharing their expert knowledge of their industry, to name but a few.
Throughout the year, we will assist pupils to participate in organised events such as Career fairs, STEM workshops (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), Social Enterprise schemes and Barclay Lifeskills lessons. These events will show on our news page of the website and pupils will receive a letter home to parents/guardians.
Pupils also have the opportunity to work with a career coach/adviser from Skills Development Scotland. In particular, S3 and S4 pupils will be guided on career possibilities and pathways within an ever changing job market. Here is an introduction to our current adviser:
‘My name is Stefan Mullan and I am a career coach/adviser for Skills Development Scotland. I carry out 1:1 career appointments within the school with S3 and S4 pupils in order to get them thinking about their career management skills and how to use their skills effectively within an ever changing labour market. I work closely with the School Support for Pupils Team in order to ensure that we have the best possible support in place for each young person to understand their next steps as best as possible. I do this by using websites such as www.myworldofwork.co.uk and www.apprenticeships.scot’.
If you would like more information or would like to help support our pupils, please contact the DYW Co-ordinator at the school.