Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year programme (2014-2021) that aims to better prepare children and young people aged 3–18 for the world of work. This programme builds on the foundations already in place through Curriculum for Excellence. The headline aim of Developing the Young Workforce is to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021, by focusing on vocational pathways (courses), careers education, work placements, STEM, partnering with industry and providing equal opportunities for all.

DYW is about developing the whole student, with transferrable skills, that could be applied within college, university or the world of work. Currie students have gone into different positive destinations and each have had their own story and endeavours that led them to it. At the end of everything, what is your final destination? It is not College or University, it is employment and we need to prepare you for the jobs that do not exist yet.

Follow us on Twitter to see the school in action.

Our DYW Strategy Paper can be accessed and shows you our focus for implementation. If you would like to find out more about DYW in Currie, then please email us.