View from the Cham­ber

The Oban Times - - News -

IN SCOT­LAND, we have thou­sands of young peo­ple not in work and not in ed­u­ca­tion.

They are wak­ing up each morn­ing won­der­ing if their com­mu­nity has any need for them. To help ad­dress this groups in­clud­ing De­vel­op­ing the Young Work­force (DYW), the High­land Coun­cil, Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land, schools and col­leges are work­ing in part­ner­ship to de­velop and in­crease work-re­lated learn­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple.

A num­ber of em­ploy­ers in Scot­land cur­rently of­fer work ex­pe­ri­ence, but we need more em­ploy­ers in all types of in­dus­tries to of­fer this.

Of­fer­ing mean­ing­ful work ex­pe­ri­ence to young peo­ple comes in var­i­ous forms and there are many ways em­ploy­ers can help schools and col­leges.

They all help in­crease self- es­teem and so­cial con­fi­dence or help pro­vide that ‘light bulb’ mo­ment that en­cour­ages a young per­son to seek a pos­i­tive des­ti­na­tion af­ter they leave ed­u­ca­tion.

Your help en­sures fu­ture em­ploy­ees have the right work ex­pe­ri­ence for your in­dus­try.

For more in­for­ma­tion about of­fer­ing a young per­son work ex­pe­ri­ence, con­tact your lo­cal DYW West High­land team on 01397 705765 or email info@dy­wwest­high­land.org.

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