Developing the Young Workforce
Our Toolkits include links, videos and suggested activities that schools could implement to encourage young people to consider languages for their future careers
Our DYW Toolkit will support schools in organising their own business and language promotional events and projects:
- careers fairs
- promotional talks
- partnerships between schools and local businesses
A series of short films demonstrate the value of languages in a variety of sectors. Contributors include Judy Murray and Jim Fleeting from the Scottish Football Association.
Making Space for Languages is a toolkit designed to help school and course leaders to incorporate languages into curricula, and to assist young people to identify career pathways which will allow them to utilise knowledge of additional languages and other cultures.
School staff can access guidance on making space for languages within their school curricula and hear from a Depute Head Teacher on why it is important to equip learners with languages for their futures.
Learners can view a series of videos from professionals and academics in different fields to discover why language skills can support study, as well as enhance career prospects.
'Making your future brighter with languages' is a toolkit designed to give young people, parents and carers information, ideas and advice about learning languages; why it is important and how to go about it.
The toolkit includes a series of short video clips of young professionals talking about the relevance and value of languages and intercultural skills in their career areas. All of this aims to support the young people who are our ‘Generation Global’, our dual-competency workforce of the future.
Outputs from Year 1 of our Erasmus+ funded project, Generation Global, include a a language-focused Toolkit for business and industry. Learners will find the videos in this toolkit, Making languages your business useful.