City Wide Efforts to Get Young People into Positive Destinations

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An event to improve the employment outcomes of young people in the city was held this week.  

The council is working with DYW Taycities and globalbridge to create a digital solution to improve social mobility and youth employment and participation for young people in the city. 

Local employers, all the secondary schools in the city and Dundee and Angus College came together for ‘Bridge the Gap’ an event to support young people into a sustained positive destination. 

Young people were tasked with creating a digital learner profile where they could showcase their achievements and skills, which include academic, musical, sporting, society and other in and out of school achievements. 

In addition, young people recorded their aspirations for their future, including what types of industries and organisations they are interested in joining post-school. This will include a preferred pathway to achieving their aspirations, for example, work experience, volunteering, university, or an apprenticeship.  

Employers and education settings used this event to showcase careers and opportunities, allowing all young people to consider all future possibilities.  

Following this event, schools will be able to direct curriculum delivery and employer engagement according to any gaps or needs identified for a young person.  

Children, Families and Communities Convener Stewart Hunter said: "We are hoping by running events like this it will allow us to engage earlier with our young people and enable them to go onto positive destinations.  

"This event brings people together who can really make a difference in improving outcomes for young people after they leave school and allows us all to work together to ensure that they can achieve their ambitions."

For any organisations that couldn't be there on the day, you can still get involved by submitting your details here and a member of the globalbridge team will be in touch. 


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