Developing the Young Workforce Funding Extended

Thursday, 29 June 2017

In a welcome boost for young people and the economy, the Scottish Government has announced that funding for Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) will be extended for a further three years until 2021.

Launched in 2014, DYW is a programme to prepare school children and young people for the world of work and reduce youth unemployment.  It is funded nationally by the Scottish Government but delivered in Fife by a local DYW Board.   DYW in Fife is an employer-led public and private sector partnership and there are a wide variety of programmes available for local employers to participate in. 

Commenting on the funding extension, Peter Southcott, President of Fife Chamber of Commerce, said:

“This is a very positive development.   Every business in Fife has a vested interest in the success of DYW because the young people who are benefiting from DYW today are the workforce of tomorrow.   Local DYW projects are growing a culture of enterprise in local schools, building the confidence of young people and giving them a better understanding of the world of work, and the Kingdom’s employers will reap the benefits of this investment.”

There are lots of ways that your company can be part of DYW in Fife: find out what they are by visiting the Opportunities Fife website.