Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney recently welcomed three new members to the team, as DYW School Co-ordinators.
They will be based in our local Secondary and Junior High Schools and will work alongside Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers, their respective school’s Senior Management Teams and Guidance staff, as well as other partners to support young people into a positive destination. They will help develop the link between education and the world of work, increasing young people’s career awareness and skills development.
Over the next few days we will be introducing you to the team, and today we start with Charlotte Hoque.
Charlotte is the School Co-ordinator for the three Junior High Schools in Westray, Sanday and Stronsay. Here, Charlotte tells us a bit about her career journey so far and why she got involved with DYW Orkney:
“I moved to Orkney three years ago from York and have been working at Sanday Junior High School since then as a Learning Support Auxiliary. My previous role was in learning support at an Agricultural College, where I was also part of the employability team. I have always worked with children in some capacity, as a teacher, dance instructor and as part of the educational team at York Archaeological Trust.
“I became involved with DYW Orkney as I thought it was a fantastic opportunity to help ensure all young people had a positive experience during and after their senior phase at school. I hope to encourage more opportunities for students from the Isles schools, in education, training and employment.”