July 2017 Newsletter
#nowrongpath Campaign

In partnership with DYW Glasgow, we will be running the #nowrongpath campaign this Scottish Exam Results Day (8 August) to celebrate the range and diversity of career paths that are followed after leaving school.
On 8 August, we’re encouraging people from a variety of sectors and professions to share a snippet of their story – what they did when they left school and where they are now. We want to convey a message to young people that there are a variety of ways to get into a variety of job roles – that there is #nowrongpath.

To get involved:

1. Write up a poster noting your name, what you done when you left school and what you are doing now
2. Take a photo of yourself or your colleagues with your/their poster
3. Post the photo on to social media on the 8th August and tag #nowrongpath, DYW West and DYW Glasgow

Here is an example from our Programme Director Bob Davidson;

Call for Twilight Sessions!

DYW West are seeking employers across a range of sectors to host an event for teaching staff & lecturers. These “Industry Twilight” sessions will give teachers and lecturers the opportunity to learn more about:
- Your specific industry
- Jobs / careers and routes in (school leaver, apprentice, graduate etc.)
- Qualifications required
- Skills and qualities you look for

…and ideally include a tour and meet a range of staff from young new starts to those with many years’ experience.

The information from these sessions will help teachers and lecturers bring their curriculums to life and help career related conversations with pupils and students. If you don’t have the facilities to host a tour but would still like to get involved, we can request for West College Scotland to host the session – so please still get in touch.

The window for these sessions will be start in September and run through to early June 2018 (1 session per company). If you would like to host a twilight session – timings approx. 4.30-5.30pm, duration 1 hour, Monday - Thursday please email

DYW West
Helping employers to shape their future workforce

Through Developing the Young Workforce West, employers will be able to engage with local young people, allowing insight into their industry and the opportunity to develop and source their future workforce. If you would like to learn more about our work and how we can support your organisation then you can find out more here.
Our Partners

We are proud to work in partnership with Investors in Young People and Skills Development Scotland; both of whom offer a range of support for organisations who are wanting to recruit young people or develop their existing young talent.
Would you like support in your school to engage with industry?
If you are looking for employers to attend career events running in your school and would like support with this, please contact us with event details and we'll get back to you!

If you would like to find out more or are interested in working with a secondary school in either Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde or West Dunbartonshire then please contact us.

Don't panic, we're here to support you every step of the way! We've created some 'Top Tips' for engaging with young
Are you interested in earning whilst you learn? An apprenticeship provides the opportunity to gain work experience whilst achieving qualifications. If you are interested in learning more about apprenticeships, visit Apprenticeship.Scot for further information and current vacancies for Modern Apprenticeships across the West region!

 Check out our Hints and Tips on what employers are looking for as well as tips for writing CV's, cover letters and preparing for interviews!
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Developing the Young Workforce West RE114,
West College Scotland,
Renfrew Road,

Telephone: 0141 581 2352

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