...was the clear message from Gary Armstrong, former Scottish Rugby Player 🏉 today at Jedburgh Grammar School
Gary spoke to pupils about his pathway and how his passion for rugby got him to where he is today.
Touching on key milestones from his 51 Caps for Scotland to his OBE he told pupils if you have a passion to always pursue it, no matter the obstacle.
Thank you to Gary for a very insightful talk.
This session is part of our Right Skills | Right Job Programme.
Berwickshire High School is the first school kicking off 2019/20 Careers Fairs. Held this coming Thursday evening, the fair will see a wide range of employers from local to national, spreading awareness of career opportunities within their sector.
LIVE JOBS FAIR & INFORMATION evening FOR THE CARE SECTOR
On 29th October 2019, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Borders College and Jobcentre Plus are inviting young people, parents and carers and the wider community to New Reiver House to join them in learning about #CareersInCare as well as having the opportunity to meet employers with live vacancies.
The event is designed for anyone who is interested in a career within child, health and social care.
The evening will see something for everyone, whether you are looking for your first step into this career or a new challenge! Meet employers advertising live jobs vacancies, apprenticeships and opportunities. Gain help and advice on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd in the CV Workshop with Skills Development Scotland and Balfour- Wilson Recruitment. Learn how the Apprenticeship Family could be the pathway to your future. If you are a school pupil why not speak to Borders College about how a Foundation Apprenticeship could be your step onto the career ladder.
Policies from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland, Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles and Senegal are this year’s winners of the “Oscar for best policies”
Geneva/Hamburg/New York, 11 October 2019 – Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair and sustainable future are being awarded the Future Policy Award 2019. Selected from among 67 nominated policies from 36 countries, this year’s winners of the “Oscar for best policies” come from Rwanda, Estonia, Scotland (United Kingdom), Nepal, South Africa, Europe, Los Angeles (USA) and Senegal. They are being awarded on 16th October during the 141st Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Belgrade, Serbia.
Parliamentarians from across the globe are expected to gather at the 2019 Future Policy Award Ceremony on 16th October, organized by the World Future Council, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to recognize and celebrate these extraordinary policies for their significant work to advance youth access to decent jobs, including green jobs, and enhance civic and political participation for sustainable development and peace.
Alexandra Wandel, Executive Director of the World Future Council, says: “By empowering youth, it is possible to tackle the multiple global challenges– the climate crisis, unemployment and conflicts – that threaten our future. This year’s Future Policy Award honours exceptional policies adopted by political leaders who have decided to act, no longer accepting widespread youth unemployment or the absence of youth in political participation. The 2019 Future Policy Award winners prove that it is feasible – and show how. Policymakers across the globe should follow their example and step up similar exemplary political action!’’
“The Future Policy Award showcases innovative ways to break down barriers in critical areas like youth unemployment and help set free the massive talents of young women and men,” says Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group. “Crucially, shining a light on these exceptional youth initiatives can allow them to be translated to other country contexts — thus helping to drive forward sustainable development.”
Martin Chungong, IPU Secretary General, says: “Half the world’s population is under thirty, but only 2% of MPs are in that age group. One of the IPU’s key objectives is to empower youth by getting more young people into parliament to ensure stronger, more representative, and future-looking democratic institutions. These winning laws and policies show that there are many great initiatives all over the world that can serve as examples for other countries to harness the potential of youth.”
Among the distinguished speakers and personalities presenting the awards, are: Gabriela C. Barron, President of the IPU; Melvin Bouva, President of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Suriname; Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the IPU; Vladimir Marinkovic, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Serbia; Charles Chauvel, Global Lead, Inclusive Processes and Institutions of UNDP; and Alexandra Wandel, Executive Director, World Future Council. Kehkashan Basu, Youth Ambassador of the World Future Council, graces the occasion as the Master of the Ceremonies.
Since its inception, the Future Policy Award has recognized 51 policies from 37 countries that are tackling the world’s most pressing global challenges. Past awards have been given for policies protecting biodiversity, forests, oceans and food security, as well as for disarmament, children’s rights, ending violence against women and girls, combating desertification, and scaling up agroecology. The 2019 group of winners advance the economic empowerment of young women and men through decent and sustainable jobs, and youth civic engagement and political participation for sustainable development and peace.
This year’s Future Policy Award is organized by the World Future Council, IPU and UNDP, with the support of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Youth Policy Labs. It was made possible by the generous support of the Michael Otto Foundation and the Jua Foundation.
World Future Council Press Release