What is DYW?
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Borders is one of 21 Regional Groups across Scotland set up to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. Established in January 2017 we are an industry-led group with representation from key sectors and work in close partnership with Scottish Borders Council Education Department and Borders College. Based at Ettrick Riverside in Selkirk we are a team of 3 who encourage all businesses, regardless of size or sector, to get involved. We also have 5 school coordinators who cover all 9 of the secondary schools here in the Scottish Borders. Working with young people from ages 3 to 24 we aim to strengthen links between business and education to help young people be more work-ready and aware of the opportunities and pathways available to them.