Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year Government programme (2014-2021) that aims to better prepare young people for the world of work and reduce youth unemployment by 40%.
The main DYW activities intended to achieve this aim can summed up under the following key themes:
- Expanding the offer – increasing the route from schools into employment, or further education which is closely linked to employment
- Promoting and shaping the offer – engaging with young people, parents, teachers and practitioners, partners and employers
- Developing young people's learning about the world of work
- Providing relevant, labour-market focused career advice when young people need it
- Embedding meaningful employer involvement
- Consolidating partnership working with colleges and other training providers
- Providing access to vocational options during the senior phase of secondary school
- Improving opportunities for all learners, with a focus on reducing gender imbalance on course take-up
- Development of foundation apprenticeships in schools
- Stronger partnerships between employers and education
In Turnbull High School we work on DYW through a range of activities and the provision of helpful advice in this area. Below you will find further information on some of these activities and advice.