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2 Preparing Young People for the World of Work Jean MacMillan Enterprise and Employability for Young People Division Lifelong Learning Directorate, Scottish Government

3 Scottish Government - Purpose “to focus the Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth”

4 Government Economic Strategy focus on giving every child the best start in life school education allowing young people to succeed and develop the skills needed to be active contributors to the economy joining up the education experience, effective management of transitions

5 Skills for Scotland A LIFELONG LEARNING STRATEGY “We can only build a Scotland that is wealthier and fairer, one that is healthier, safer, stronger and greener, if people are equipped with the skills, expertise and knowledge for success.” “We need successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to build a smarter Scotland.”

6 Why change the curriculum? Equip young people with the skills they will need for tomorrow’s workforce Make sure that assessment and certification support learning Allow more choice and chances to meet the needs of individual young people To enable young people to flourish in life and work beyond school

7 Determined to Succeed is... A strategy to develop the enterprise and employability skills of our young people, better preparing them for work…and for life A strategy to develop the enterprise and employability skills of our young people, better preparing them for work…and for life

8 The greatest learning machine on earth.

9 Delivered through…

10 Determined to Succeed - why it’s important? Sustainable economic growth – top priority Increase business start ups Strong skilled workforce Demographic challenge A generation of confident and ambitious Scots

11 Six key themes to policy Skills for life and work Employer engagement Broadening the reach of DtS Embedding enterprise in the curriculum Building capacity An international focus

12 Why develop enterprising young people A smarter Scotland needs successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and the world of work. A smarter Scotland needs successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and the world of work. Developing enterprise and employability skills in our young people means they’re equipped to take their place in a global economy. Developing enterprise and employability skills in our young people means they’re equipped to take their place in a global economy. Working with employers is a core element of DtS and Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) if we’re to ensure learning is relevant, experiential and engaging. Working with employers is a core element of DtS and Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) if we’re to ensure learning is relevant, experiential and engaging.

13 Entrepreneurial learning ‘The wealth of a country depends on its entrepreneurs’ Jonathon Levie Hunter Centre for EntrepreneurshipHunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde. Drive Persistence Creativity and Imagination

14 How? Connecting education and employers to: bring learning alive by making it relevant to the world of work; open young people’s eyes to the wealth of opportunities that await them (beyond academic attainment); and give those that need it the extra support to get on the first rung of the ladder.

15 What’s in it for the business? Focus on developing personal skills New and innovative way to deliver learning opportunities Business focused – you decide what you can and cannot do Provides a means of interacting with future employees and customers Improves confidence and moral Raises the organisations profile in the community

16 The Future Culture change takes time Determined to Succeed part of the bigger picture Confident we are on the right track


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