View from The Chamber – July 29

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There is no wrong path to the world of work.

Where did your career start? Have you found that ‘perfect’ role? It doesn’t matter where you are, where you’re starting from, you can set your own path and seek those new opportunities as you look ahead to the future and whatever that may bring. We develop ourselves from learning lessons, taking chances and making changes when we need to.

Lochaber Chamber of Commerce hosts the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Highland programme and the team wish to hear from you as part of a social media campaign that will aim to show young people there is ‘no wrong path’.

With a huge potential for growth and job opportunities in Lochaber across multiple sectors including food and drink, creative industries, such as digital, sustainable tourism and energy, to name a few, you can help share your story in this DYW West Highland social media campaign.

As school assessment grade results are formally announced on Tuesday August 10, young people across Scotland will learn how their provisional marks translate to confirmed grades.

With students looking to the future, you and many others can help to show that there truly is no wrong path and that no judgement should be made against grades. We can make our own success and plot our own course to work, grow and explore the world young people will find themselves a part of.

The social media campaign #NoWrongPath seeks to inspire and reassure young people that even in these most recent difficult times, exam disruption and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still opportunities to progress and that there is no wrong path to success.

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 the campaign hashtag #NoWrongPath. The team can supply a template to be printed or you can make your own.

The DYW West Highland team is also keen to engage with organisations who may be offering apprenticeships, jobs or training, either now or in the near future, so they can help guide young people towards these opportunities and enhance youth employment in the West Highlands.

Get in touch with the DYW West Highland team by emailing info@dywwesthighland.org and check out their latest content across social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @DYWWestHighland and online at www.dywwesthighland.org.