LET’S Go Fife
During the month of May, DYW Fife delivered a bespoke LET’S Go Fife (Leavers Employability Transitions Sessions) programme in partnership with employers and stakeholders to young people across seven of the Fife schools. Each of the schools identified pupils who would benefit from the programme, and they had the opportunity to take part in a variety of interactive sessions including cooking on a budget, working as part of a team, organisational skills, CV preparation and expectations at an interview, including how to dress appropriately.
On completion of the 3-day programme, each pupil received a Personal Development unit in Practical Abilities, supported and delivered by Fife College.
The programme has been deemed a great success and saw many of the young people develop their skills through the virtual and insightful sessions provided by businesses and partners.
Sara Ward, DYW Fife Development Officer said,
“This programme has showcased the many skills required by employers from young people making the transition into the world of work. It has given them more confidence and better prepared them for leaving school.”
Shaun Reith, S4 at St Columba’s High School said,
“I didn’t feel very confident on my first day, but by the last day I had found out more about myself and learned some really good life skills. I definitely feel better going forward now.”
Morgan Boyle, S4 at St Columba’s High School said,
“I think this course was really good for working in a group and learning new things that I never knew before. It was really good for building my confidence.”
Katy Cunningham, S4 at St Columba’s High School said,
“I really enjoyed this course, I found it really good fun and working in a team, being able to communicate and to hear more about volunteering has been great- thank you”
Kerry Gibb, Deputy Head Teacher at St Columba’s High School said,
“The LET’S Go Fife programme was an expertly delivered employability programme which massively improved the self-esteem and confidence of the pupils who took part. All the of the workshops from local and national employers and organisations were exciting and engaging and has helped further strengthen the link between education and industry.
“This has been a fantastic experience which has allowed the pupils to engage with the skills required for the world of work.
“We can’t wait to do it again next year”.
A huge thanks from DYW Fife to all our partners including, Fife College, Skills Development Scotland, Fife Council Building Services, The Clearing, British Army, the Prince’s Trust, Street League, The Old Course Hotel, Balfour Beatty, Robertson Group, Young Enterprise Scotland, Fife Voluntary Action, BAM, Purvis Group, Mark Taylor, HR Booth, St Andrews University.