Young people seek skills Archive for 2017

Release Date: 7 September 2016

Nearly 100 people from business and education – including school pupils – descended upon The Space at D&A College Kingsway Campus on Wednesday, September 7, for a dissemination event organised by the Dundee and Angus Developing Young Workforce team.

Nearly 100 people from business and education – including school pupils – descended upon The Space at D&A College Kingsway Campus on Wednesday, September 7, for a dissemination event organised by the Dundee and Angus Developing Young Workforce team.

Designed to encourage links between employers and education to improve the skills needed by young people as they move into the world of work, speakers at the event included Craig Nicol, managing partner, Thorntons Solicitor, and chair of Dundee and Angus DYW, Dundee Lord Provost, Bob Duncan and Alex King, depute provost of Angus.

Those present also enjoyed a discussion group comprising: representatives of Michelin, Braeview Academy, Mint Accounting, Foster’s Roofing.

“Young people’s contribution to the workforce and the benefits of employer-education partnerships were among topics on the agenda,” said Angela Vettraino, manager, developing young workforce, Dundee and Angus.

“It is good to see young people, still at school, taking such an active role to ensure that they have the skills to ensure they make a smooth transition to the workplace.

“Collaboration between educators and employers should lead to better informed youngsters gaining the skill needed for their future careers – a career to which they are committed.”