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STEM Ambassadors working with Developing the Young Workforce

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Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s national strategy for strengthening links between businesses and education with the headline aim of reducing youth unemployment by 40% by 2021.

The Scottish Government supports up to 21 industry-led DYW Regional Groups across Scotland and, in our Ambassador Hub region, there are 6 Regional groups - Argyll & Bute, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and West Region. The groups aim to encourage and support employers to engage directly with schools and colleges; and challenge and support employers to recruit more young people into their workforce.

Glasgow was the first DYW Group to launch back in 2014. Led by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, DYW Glasgow builds on the recommendations of the Youth Employment Action Group with the key focuses being on strengthening industry engagement with education and increasing employment opportunities for young people in the city.

STEM Ambassadors and DYW - a formidable force!

A number of our STEM Ambassadors work for companies already committed to DYW and participate regularly in events such as DYW Business Breakfasts, Careers events, large scale events for construction, engineering or STEM related careers, Modern Apprenticeship events and also offer valuable Work placements.

However, we know that many of our STEM Ambassadors are unaware of the opportunities available for their companies to work with their local DYW group.

Science Connects is pleased to invite you to an information evening with DYW Glasgow to find out more about their DYW programme, what is required for your company to participate and discuss where your expertise and STEM skills can add value. Andy Speirs, a STEM Ambassador from Jacobs Engineering Group will tell you about their journey with DYW and how Jacobs has formed a partnership with 2 local schools.

This will be held on:

Wednesday 30th August

Glasgow City Halls, Candleriggs from 6:00-8:00pm

During this evening, you will also have the opportunity to hear about Skills Development Scotland's new Marketplace online tool. Marketplace connects schools and colleges with business and can enable employers to pass on knowledge of their sector through workshops, talks, workplace visits or placements. As a STEM Ambassador, you are already doing this with schools but SDS Marketplace offers additional opportunities for your company to get involved.

This is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen links between STEM Ambassadors and the Scottish Government's national strategy between businesses and education and to make STEM at the heart of school engagement so come along and find out more!

Refreshments and registration available from 6pm, with 6:15pm start.

We look forward to seeing you!

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