DWY Keyworker Campaign – 1st – 5th June

The national DYW network are preparing to launch the #DYWKeyWorkers awareness campaign across Scotland to showcase jobs within the key sectors. The purpose of the campaign is to make children and young people more aware of the broad variety of jobs within our key sectors and what skills and qualities key workers need for their jobs every day.

Get involved!

Tune into social media from the 1st – 5th June to be inspired by case studies, videos and inspiring insights from key workers across Scotland. These case studies will showcase employability skills, career pathways and industry insights for any pupils from S1 to S6. They will hopefully give some guidance to school leavers.

Follow the #DYWKeyWorkers campaign on social media and get inspired!  Check out our social media channels  – Facebook @ichdyw Twitter @dywich

Our young people in Scotland will be the future of our workforce and we hope that this campaign inspires them into roles that have proven to be invaluable in protecting us all.

If you would like more information about the campaign, please contact the DYW team at info@dywich.co.uk

DYW – Skills Miner

About ‘Skills Miner’ Enginuity Minecraft Game

Enginuity (formerly Semta) and the Prince’s Trust have created an online game – powered by artificial intelligence – to identify people that have what it takes to power the nation’s economic recovery when the lockdown is lifted.

Skills Miner is part of Enginuity’s mission to create skills solutions for individuals, educators and employers to help close the skills gap in the engineering sector.

Sophisticated Artificial Intelligence algorithms monitor players’ performance and assess their aptitude for a whole raft of skills – from Observation and Assessment, Resilience, Digital Competency, Problem Solving and Critical Reasoning. Players of the game, which is based on Minecraft and aimed at players of all ages, will be guided to various levels, given assessments of their cerebral and dexterity strengths – then given a call to action to help them make an appropriate move through the gateway from the virtual to the real world. It will help boost neurodiversity and reveal a myriad of vocational pathways to work in the real world.

The game is available on PC/ Mac/ iOS and Android.

Further information can be found here : https://enginuity.org/innovation-lab/skills-miner/

New Launch of Samaritans App

Yesterday the Samaritans launched a new self help app in line with Mental Health Awareness week.  

It offers things like a mood tracker, techniques for problem solving, accept or change activities for worries/situations and challenging negative beliefs.  It has relaxation techniques for body and mind as well as many other activities for distractions too. 

It can be accessed at  https://selfhelp.samaritans.org/accounts/login/?next=/ and from there you can download the app. The Samaritans number is also easily accessible on the app. 

Samaritans helpline is available 24/7 on 116 123 and a call to this number does not show up on phone bills.