What we do
Skills Development Scotland’s Education team supports teachers, other practitioners, parents and a wider range of partners across Scotland to play their complementary roles in delivering young people’s entitlement to a meaningful career education. One that equips them with the skills, confidence and knowledge needed to make smart choices and take control of their future learning and careers.
This is ever more important in an increasingly complex and fast changing world.
Our work with schools involves delivering high-quality professional learning for teachers as well as a suite of resources that supports the continuous embedding of career education in the classroom.
We can contribute to strategic and operational local authority networks such as head teacher groups or school DYW leads meetings to gain and maintain buy-in to career education and skills, provide professional learning, offer information and guidance, explore potential collaboration and plan implementation.
Our work with colleges includes the delivery of high-quality professional learning for practitioners and the provision of learning and teaching resources to support the embedding of career education.
Developing the Young Workforce
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment strategy to better prepare young people for the world of work.
How we help
We offer a range of high-quality professional learning that explores why career education matters, essential career related themes and practical approaches to incorporating these into learning across the curriculum.
Partner support and resources
My World of Work has a wealth of information and tools for young people, partners and parents, with tools for learners, lesson plans and learning resources in the partner area. The Education team offers support to partners to build confidence in accessing and using these resources.
DYW and employer engagement
We’re working with Scotland’s regional DYW groups to connect businesses with education. One way we do this is through Marketplace, the online tool connecting schools and colleges with businesses. Schools and colleges use Marketplace to bring industry to life for young people and all activities are underpinned by a School Employer Partnership Framework.
SDS meta-skills toolkit
Through consultation with educators and other partners a suite of resources has been developed to support practitioners embed meta-skills in a manageable and sustainable way across the curriculum.
Developing the Young Workforce Sector LMI Series 2024
2024 calendar of events is available to book.
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