Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Meet the team

Launched in September 2015, the main aim of DYW North Highland is to build strong and sustainable partnerships between employers and education better preparing our young people for the world of work.  This initiative is available to all young people in education aged 24 and under, inspiring confidence and helping them gain the relevant employability skills, access workplace opportunities in order to develop lifelong career skills.  We will work in partnership with employers to help shape their future workforce and deliver the Young Person’s Guarantee.

Four key themes of our Initiative:

  • Strengthening business and education partnerships
  • Developing career and employability skills
  • Boosting employment and work experience
  • Advancing education pathways to employment

Project Team

Based at Naver Business Centre, Thurso. First point of contact for employers, educational bodies and the rest of the DYW network: 

Jane Haddlesey

DYW Administrator

jane@dywnh.scot

Laura O'Kane

Operations & Communications Manager

comms@caithnesschamber.com

Jenny Andrews

Business Admin Apprentice

comms@caithnesschamber.com

School Coordinators

Based within High Schools within the North Highland region. First point of contact for school teachers and students:

Stacie MacDonald

DYW School Co-ordinator (Dornoch/Tain Academies & Golspie High School)

dyw.south@dywnh.scot

Nicola Swanson

DYW School Co-ordinator (North Highland) – Thurso, Wick Farr & Kinlochbervie High Schools

dyw.east@dywnh.scot

Alice Nicolson

DYW School Co-ordinator (North Highland) – Thurso, Wick Farr & Kinlochbervie High Schools

dyw.north@dywnh.scot

William Little

DYW School Co-ordinator (Wick & Kinlochbervie High Schools)

william@dywnh.scot

Employer Engagement Group

Our board is made up of various regional employers: