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Online help for school leavers in Moray


By Lorna Thompson

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AN ONLINE summer programme will begin next week to assist Moray school leavers considering their next move.

Delivered by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), the sessions aim to support both young people to take their next steps in life along with their parents and carers.

Its Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event (SBPE) series will offer information and relevant updates to support young people with the transition from school.

The first online event will take place on Tuesday, July 7, and parents can register via the link www.dyw.scot/sbpe.

Meanwhile the DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready, to be delivered over July and August, is a series of activities and virtual link-ups with industry designed to equip young people with specific skills to enter the world of work.

Sarah Baxter, DYW Moray programme manager, said: "The DYW Skills Academy, which starts on July 13 for five weeks, will give school leavers in Moray the opportunity to enhance their skills set and add something unique to their CV.

Sarah Baxter, DYW Moray programme manager.
Sarah Baxter, DYW Moray programme manager.

"It will only involve around two to three hours of online activities per week so we really want to encourage our local school leavers to take this opportunity and sign up."

Young people who register will get to hear from employers on the opportunities that are available to them and engage with sessions to develop their skills and qualities, including how to manage their finances.

The participants will be offered a virtual mock interview and the chance to have their CV checked by a local employer.

Online training on topics such as health and safety and customer service will also form part of the programme.

For more information and to register visit www.dyw.scot/skills-academy. Email Sarah with any questions at info@dywmoray.co.uk.

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