Celebrating Developing Young Workforce in Fife Business Week

Monday 31 October 2016

FIFE Business Week 2016 kicks off day one on Monday 7 November at the Dean Park in Kirkcaldy with an exciting breakfast event that will explore the ideas of businesses and how they can engage with schools, colleges and employability providers to create new opportunities for young people.

Developing Young Workforce (DYW) was created in response to the recommendations made by the Scottish Government’s Wood Commission, led by Sir Ian Wood.  Its objectives are to support more young people to enter Employment by creating opportunities for both Modern Apprenticeships and Foundation Apprenticeships and to provide a broader range of available opportunities for young people.

The event will celebrate the DYW activity which has been taking place in Fife, and includes examples of businesses and participants who have directly benefited.  It will also include a workshop on how DYW activity works towards the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation.

The event will also identify how businesses can get involved with schools and the college to influence curriculum and address the skills-gaps in their sectors.

Councillor Lesley Laird, Depute Leader of Fife Council and Executive Spokesperson Economy and Planning and will be opening the event.  She commented:

“This event is a great opportunity for businesses to come along, make new contacts and learn practices that may add something to their business.

“Developing and supporting Fife’s young people is so important for everyone and this event will celebrate the work that has been done so far, and the opportunities that can be taken to do even more for our young people. We want even more partners to come on board – it’s good for our young people, and it’s good for the future of Fife’s businesses.”

To attend the session, contact Vicky.brown@fife.gov.uk 

For more information on Fife Business Week and attending any of the events, please email craig.rutherford@bgfife.co.uk or visit www.fifebusinessweek.co.uk