Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Parents & Carers

A great concern to all parents and guardians can be – what career and job opportunities are available for our young people when they leave education?

We can help support you as your child progresses through education by providing information on:-

  • Work experience opportunities available whilst in education
  • Career opportunities both locally and outwith the North Highland Region
  • The benefits of work-based learning through Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships
The Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee is a commitment to all young people aged 24 and younger. The guarantee will ensure a positive path for all young people within two years of leaving formal education. Our team will deliver the guarantee in the North Highland region. Read more about the guarantee here. 

Scotland's Biggest Parents' Events

When the Covid 19 Pandemic struck and home learning and working became default, in person DYW activities ground to a halt. Things moved quickly and the regional groups worked together to create online resources for young people, parents, carers and educators which allowed future planning to continue as best as it could. 
As part of the online activity, Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events was launched and is still available to catch up with now. 

These events 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.

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

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