Welcome to the Developing the Young Workforce.

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What is Developing the Young Workforce?

“Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year programme that aims to better prepare children and young people from 3–18 for the world of work. This programme builds on the foundations already in place as part of Curriculum for Excellence. The programme’s main aim is to better prepare young people for the world of work and subsequently reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021​​​​​​”

Education Scotland

At Coatbridge High school we are committed to supporting all of our young people on their journey from school to a positive career destination. Just like the Career Education Standard states we recognise that all of our young people who attend Coatbridge High, do not progress in the same way and many face different challenges and needs on their career pathways. Therefore we as a school are determined to offer support and interventions when and where we can.


Employability Skills

At Coatbridge High we work hard to raise the aspirations of our young people no matter their ability or background. We make sure they have the opportunity to leave school with the skills for learning, for life and for work. This gives our young people the chance to achieve the right qualifications, skills and attributes to move into a successful destination of their choice.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked over 500 different Businesses from across the UK what they expected their staff to be able to do in the workplace and they came up with seven Employability skills.

These seven employability skills that the CBI discovered were needed in the workplace go hand in hand with the skills and attributes that Coatbridge High school promote and encourage with our young people.