DYW West – Developing the Young Workforce event

What a busy morning yesterday meeting over 160 S1-3 pupils at St Margaret’s Academy, Livingston!

This was part of DYW West – Developing the Young Workforce “Career Speed Dating” event with various employers, including ourselves at WLCAN Hub.

With quickfire sessions involving nearly 30 groups across the 3 year groups, we talked about the dozens of jobs that support our growing ‘climate industry’ from scientists to installers; IT specialists to development workers!

We talked about skills, pupils’ own career interests, qualifications, what climate means to them, briefly introduced them to and used items from our Climate Education Kit to stimulate discussion and more.

It was great to hear from some budding young social/environmental entrepreneurs already formulating ideas for reusing and selling on refurbished gadgets, others interested in nature and science, and those who wanted to be trades people doing apprenticeships at college or go onto to study at university.

What a memorable morning!

We are going back to deliver a young Climate Fresk workshop to 20 or so pupils involved in the school’s Climate 1.5 Max Real World Climate Education group. Watch this space . . . 😁

If any schools or other groups are interested in climate or climate action related training, please get in touch as we have several options for different audiences. Or we can tailor this to your needs.