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 strategy is delivered by employer led regional groups across Scotland and Ayrshire was launched in October 2015.
Hosted by Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, Developing the Young Workforce Ayrshire’s focus is to:
Regional Group private sector representatives are regarded as our long term strategic partners. They feed into local authority planning regarding employer partnerships which in turn feeds into individual school improvement plans.
The Regional Group have recognised that one employer, however large, cannot meet the needs of every learner. We encourage multiple school / employer partnerships therefore schools can expect to have a number of employers focussed on specific activities to meet the needs of their learners.
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