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Developing a diverse, inclusive and innovative workforce in Scotland is more important than ever.

2nd September 2020

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is launching a new webinar programme in August 2020 to provide the guidance and tools employers need to engage with the young people who could be the future of their business. See below some details on the upcoming programme; 

Inclusive Workplaces – Ensuring you’re not missing out

Despite our good intentions there’s a lack of progress in true equality at work and in society. This webinar explores how inclusive diversity is a driver for business success: reflecting customers and society at large, encouraging innovation and harnessing different perspectives and approaches.

Find out more and book HERE.

Steps to Inspiring Young People with Additional Support Needs

90% of young people in school in Edinburgh and the Lothians with additional support needs want to work. However, by the time they are 26 young people with a disability are four times as likely to be unemployed as their non-disabled peers.

This interactive half day webinar will provide employers with the tools to inform and inspire young people with additional needs while they’re still at school and provide practical guidance on supporting these young people into employment.

Find out more and book HERE.

Mentoring Young People - NEW 2-part webinar format!

Whether you’re mentoring young people through work placements, apprenticeships or jobs this free training webinar offers practical insights and guidance to hone the skills required.

Part 1 – Mentoring Young People

Part 2 – Using the GROW Model for Mentoring Young People

Find out more and book HERE. 

Inspiring Young Minds

Developing a diverse, inclusive and innovative workplace is more important than ever. Explore the benefits of engaging with education, the types of activities that can be offered and how to connect, what to expect when delivering sessions. Gain practical hints, tips and solutions, a bank of resources and confidence in delivering sessions. 

This free training webinar will increase your confidence to discuss your industry to a young audience and provide you with top tips to plan and deliver activities virtually, in school or in college.

Find out more and book HERE.


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