Take part in the 2020 #NoWrongPath campaign

Oliver Stephen, BSW Timber Mill Manager and DYW West Highland Board Member tells his #NoWrongPath story.

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Hosted by Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Highland is participating in the national #NoWrongPath campaign, with all regions across Scotland looking for social media participants, in time for exam results day on August 4.

The social media campaign seeks to inspire and reassure young people that even in these most difficult times there are still opportunities for them to progress and that there is no wrong path to success.

This year has been unique due to the disruption to education and the subsequent impact with exams being cancelled for the first time in recent memory.

Now more than ever it is important to connect with school leavers who may not have
received the results they expected, as well as with those in the older age groups who may be leaving college or university and are now facing a very different labour market.

DYW West Highland is reaching out to organisations and individuals who themselves may have travelled along many pathways to get to the point they are at now and who can share their story. This can be done through a photograph, video or case study which can then be shared and promoted across social media using #NoWrongPath, to reach as many young people across Lochaber, Skye, and Wester Ross as possible.

This year DYW West Highland is also very keen to engage with organisations who may be offering apprenticeships, jobs, or training either now or in the near future so the team can help guide young people towards these opportunities.

To share your path:

Step 1: Pledge your support for the campaign and mark Tuesday August 4 in your diary

Step 2: On Tuesday August 4 post a photograph or video of yourself on social media with a handwritten sign with your name, what you did when you left school, what you are doing now and including #NoWrongPath and tag @DYWWestHighland

Step 3: Nominate a friend or colleague to do the same

Further information about the #NoWrongPath campaign can be found at:
www.dywwesthighland.org