Developing the Young Workforce 

As part of an Education Scotland initiative, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year programme (2014-2021) that aims to better prepare children and young people aged 3–18 for the world of work. This programme builds on the foundations already in place through Curriculum for Excellence. The headline aim of Developing the Young Workforce is to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021.

Here at Lochend Community High School we are proactively engaging in this vital initiative through a variety of pathways.

Skills Development Scotland has qualified Careers Advisers in every state secondary school in Scotland. We work with pupils across S1-6 to help them develop their Career Management Skills.

Our comprehensive service includes:

  • Intensive one-to-one career coaching (S4-6)
  • Group sessions every year (S1-6)
  • Drop-in clinics (S1-6)
  • Attendance at school events, e.g. Parents Evenings and Careers Days.

We will support pupils to identify and develop their Career Management Skills. These skills come under 4 themes: Self, Strengths, Horizons and Networks. They will help to ensure young people are effective career planners in school and throughout their lives.

A lot of additional help can be found on our award-winning career information and advice web service.  My World of Work is packed with information to help young people explore the many career pathways available to them.  It also has a dedicated section for parents and carers.

Your school Careers Advisers are:
Susan Stewart and Maureen Campbell

MCR & Young Glasgow Talent supports young people across Glasgow to realise their potential. Mentors from all walks of life spend one hour a week with their young person. They are someone who’s there just for them; to chat, listen and offer support. Having a mentor makes a huge difference to a young person’s confidence, educational outcomes and life chances.

Could you get involved? Mentoring gives you the opportunity to focus on one individual and really make a difference.

“This is the biggest chance to impact the life of a young person who so deserves our time, support and belief in them!” Mentor, Lochend Secondary, 2017

“You may start this process thinking that you have knowledge to share and what you won’t quite realise is how much a young person expands your knowledge” Mentor, Lochend Secondary, 2017

MCR Mentoring takes place in school and during school hours.

For more information on YGT and MCR Pathways, or to come along to an info session please contact us:

Phone 0141 221 0200

Opportunities for All provides flexibility in the Senior Phase Curriculum and works with partners to create and develop meaningful learning journeys and career opportunities for all young people in LCHS. There is a particular focus on:

  • student centred, evidence based engagement;
  • attainment and wider achievement;
  • progression in post-school learning;
  • ‘at risk’ leavers including ASN, LAC and Young Carers;
  • Improving work placements at appropriate stages;
  • preparing young people for the evolving labour market;
  • more diverse access to learning and career opportunities;
  • positive destinations.


  • effective and responsive curriculum planning;
  • developing learning links with HE/FE;
  • increase employers and partners direct curriculum input;
  • increase visibility of career pathway options;
  • increase targeted vocational opportunities;
  • deliver specific events;
  • expand teacher insights;
  • make DYW meaningful and understandable to young people and their parents.