Our new DYW School Coordinator will be taking up post in June 2022. We look forward to introducing you to him and highlighting some of the exciting opportunities for young people that he will be supporting.
In the meantime – here is a short summary of the role of the coordinator taken from ScotGov:
The main role of DYW School Coordinators will be to support senior management in the school to embed the Developing the Young Workforce Strategy and other employer offers within the curriculum. They will create and implement a structure for employer engagement which reflects the school’s demographic and maintain a robust network of partners within the local business community. In doing so they support school management in fulfilling national priorities around employability, Career Education Standard and Work Placement Standard.
It is clear that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the people of Scotland, in particular young people, who are amongst those hardest hit by the pandemic. That is why the Scottish Government has responded quickly to the Youth Employment challenges and appointed Sandy Begbie to lead the work on the Young Person’s Guarantee. As referenced in Sandy’s report – Young Person’s Guarantee – No-one Left Behind: initial report (2020) -, DYW has an important role in the Guarantee, and the Coordinators will particularly contribute to “ensure our young people receive the right education that is aligned with the future needs of the Scottish economy.”