DYW Dundee & Angus Appoints School Co-ordinators

Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus has recently appointed a Co-ordinator in every secondary school across the area, to help drive forward work-based learning and industry engagement with pupils, preparing them for the world of work. As part of the Young Person’s Guarantee, the Scottish Government has funded these posts, reaffirming its commitment to the DYW agenda within schools. This additional resource will be extremely valuable in re-establishing industry partnerships that may have suffered due to Covid restrictions, and in building up new partnerships to inspire young people as to the career choices available to them, and to develop their skills to make them a valuable addition to the workforce. In Dundee & Angus, most of these Co-ordinators are existing members of staff, who have been given dedicated time to spend on developing work based learning opportunities in their school. Hilary Roberts, DYW Dundee & Angus Manager said, “The focus on DYW has always been providing experiences for young people to bring them real life examples of what working life will be like, and showcasing the career paths available locally. We rely on local businesses to help us with this, partnering with schools to help with activity such as career fairs, classroom projects, CV & interview skills, site visits and work placements. During lockdown, although we quickly shifted to delivering virtual and online activity, some partnerships have been put on hold, and we now need to re-establish these partnerships and develop new ones. These new co-ordinators will give us the resource to do this, and to really embed the ethos of DYW into every school.” The School Co-ordinators are:Baldragon Academy – Claire CollinBraeview Academy – Paul HarperCraigie High School – Katie TurnerGrove Academy – Murray RedfordHarris Academy – Peter FloodKingspark – Caron YeomanMorgan Academy – Stewart HaddowRockwell Offsite Education Centre – Sarah ClarkSt John’s RC High School – Keith McArtneySt Paul’s RC Academy – Anna McFarlaneArbroath Academy – Andrew McArtneyArbroath High School, Brechin High School, Forfar Academy and Webster’s High School – Annemarie SmithCarnoustie High School – Carolyn JossMonifieth High School and Montrose Academy – Russell BrownPanbride – Rozie Arnott