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Developing Young Workforce Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s national strategy for strengthening links between businesses and education to better prepare children and young people for the world of work. The headline aim of the programme is to encourage and support more employers to engage directly with schools and colleges to recruit more young people and promote diversity in their workforce.

The DYW Regional Group for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire (DYW LED) was established in October 2017 to ensure that young people across the region have work relevant experience and opportunities while still at school. DYW collaborates with schools, to bring industry into the classroom, and give young people first-hand experience of the world of work.

DYW works in partnership with employers, encouraging them to play an active role in shaping Scotland’s education system. Employers can then help create and educate the talent pool they need, benefiting from the fresh perspective that young employees bring to the workplace.

Our aim is to create a culture of real partnership working between employers and education, facilitating employers to view themselves as co-investors/co-designers of the school curriculum to deliver the qualifications and skills industry requires.


As a parent of a 13 year old who is undecided on her career choices, I found their event very interesting with lots of varied choices and lots of things that my daughter hadn’t thought about

A fantastic & worthwhile event. I learned information that can only be found outside the university prospectus.

It’s been a pleasure working with you and the young people of Scotland are lucky to have you.