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April 2016 eNews

Welcome to the first edition of our eNews for Developing the Young Workforce West Region (DYW West)

DYW West is a Scottish Government funded three year programme created following recommendations from the Wood Commission. Our purpose is to develop and nurture sustainable links between schools, West College Scotland and employers with the long term aim of reducing youth unemployment.  Read More
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The Region

The West region includes; Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde - a region that includes 12,000 employers and 29 secondary schools.

Our Board

DYW West report to an employer led board chaired by Vic Stirling of SSE. See the image above for the wide range of employers, from a variety of sectors and of varying sizes, that are represented on the board.

Meet The Team!

The DYW West team is headed up by Bob Davidson (former CEO of Renfrewshire Chamber) and is based at the Paisley Campus of our host, West College Scotland. From left to right we have: Paula Leca, Nicola Dalrymple, Bob Davidson, Brian Evans and Chloe Dobson.

Our Stakeholders

The DYW West team is busy engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders including: Skills Development Scotland, Investors in People, Department of Work and Pensions, local authorities: economic development, employability & education departments. Plus senior management at schools, the college, local Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and many more...
Developing the Young Workforce West Launch Events
Interested in working with and helping to develop the future workforce?

Come along to one of the Developing the Young Workforce West (DYW West) launch events and discover how you can help young people become better prepared for the world of work by engaging with local schools and West College Scotland.

Our launch events will take place on the following dates in the respective areas:
West Dunbartonshire
Tuesday 31st of May
Clydebank Town Hall, 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank
Click here to register

Monday 6th of June

Abercorn Centre at West College Scotland Paisley Campus
Click here to register
Thursday 9th of June
West College Scotland Waterfront Campus, Greenock

Click here to register

East Renfrewshire
Wednesday 24th of August
Barrhead Foundry, Main Street, Barrhead
Click here to register

Employers - Get Involved!

Calling employers of all sectors and sizes! Would you like to..
  • help young people develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required for your business?
  • inspire young people to work for you?
  • promote a positive awareness of your business in the community?
  • save time and money in the recruitment and retention of staff? 
DYW West gives you the opportunity to shape your future workforce & help young people get better prepared for the world of work. Examples of how you can get involved:
  • Offer work experience
  • Host an event
  • Give an inspiring talk
  • Employ a young person
  • Get connected with your local schools & college
Get in touch by emailing or our regional Programme Executives:
Renfrewshire & Inverclyde: Paula Leca, 07710 715535

East Renfrewshire & West Dunbartonshire: Chloe Dobson, 07710 715536
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