DYW is supporting young people into employment with Skills Academy and Scotlands Biggest Parents Events


Our partners at Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) are excited to launch their first virtual Scotland’s Biggest Parents' Events and their DYW Skills Academy, aimed at supporting young people and their parents/ carers to making informed decisions about their future career paths

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) has created a jam packed programme of content aimed at supporting young people leaving school this summer to take their next steps in life.

An online portal E-DYW has been created, it is a One-Stop-Shop for young people, educators, employers, parents/carers and other stakeholders to gain the information and resources required to make informed decisions. 

A series of sessions have also been created to support both young people, parents and carers delivered through our Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events and DYW Skills Academy. Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event (SBPE) series is aimed at providing information and relevant updates on topics that are of interest to support young people with the transition from school. The first event will take place on Tuesday 7th July 2020.

The DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready delivered over July and August is a series of activities and virtual experiences with industry to support young people to build capacity to enter the labour market.

You can find more about these resources and sign up to events and virtual experiences below: 

DYW Skills Academy 

Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready, is made up of a number of sessions around employability skills, E-learning, CV checks and Mock Interview practices and industry insight. The sessions run over 5 weeks (starting w/c 13th July) and are targeted at young people, specifically those who have left school in the past 3 years, or those leaving this summer.  Certain elements of the programme are open to all young people, others are be more targeted to young people looking to progress into employment and those applying for jobs and apprenticeships. Registration is required for all sessions. 

Find out more and register (sign ups close 17th July):


Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events

The events are a series of four broadcasts running throughout the summer, which will allow parents, carers and guardians to hear about the things that matter to them right now. The events will provide parents and carers with information about options and pathways for young people, including where they can go to make informed judgements to support their young person's next steps. The first event takes place on 7th July at 7pm.

With input from a range of experts covering topics such as exams, mental health, apprenticeships, skills development and pathways into industry, the events aim to provide a message of reassurance and optimism to parents and carers at this challenging time.

The first event will be particularly beneficial to young people who have just left, or are about to leave, school.

The event will take place on Tuesday 7th July, 7:00pm – 7:30pm and provides an opportunity to hear from a range of experts from organisations such as Young Scot, the Scottish Qualifications Authority as well as directly from employers.

To find out more and register for the events visit (sign up closes Tuesday 7th July): 


E-DYW Resource Hub

Also launched is the E-DYW Resource Hub, a tool that allows young people, educators, parents/ carers and employers to find online support and resources to assist in all aspects of the Developing the Young Workforce programme. This is an evolving project and is designed to complement the work of all stakeholders engaged in the DYW programme.

Find this useful resource here: