Forth Valley Chamber and DYW Forth Valley host Building and Construction Lunch for Employers

We were thrilled by the response to the collaborative effort between leading businesses in the construction sector, DYW Forth Valley and Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce to recognise and champion the vital link between education and employment for our young talent!

At todays lunch, we heard from Wallace High School teacher & DYW Co-Ordinator Andy Sheerin on the how businesses can support young people beyond education.

⭐️Why is this collaboration essential?

In an industry that thrives on innovation and skilled craftsmanship, it’s crucial to build a bridge between education and employment. Our collective mission is to create a seamless pathway for young people passionate about a career in building and construction, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in this dynamic sector.

⭐️Key Objectives of this collaborative event:

Skill Development: DYW work hand in hand with educational institutions to tailor programs that equip students with practical, industry-relevant skills.

Career Awareness: Increase awareness among young minds about the diverse career opportunities within the construction sector and highlight the rewarding paths available.

Industry Engagement: Foster stronger ties between businesses and educational institutions, creating a collaborative ecosystem that benefits both students and the industry.

Community Impact: Build a foundation for a skilled workforce that not only supports the growth of our businesses but also contributes to the overall development of our local community.

By working together, we can create a brighter future for the construction sector and empower the next generation of builders! As evidenced by members in the room who shared their positive experiences of hosting young people in work experience, apprenticeships and internships in their business.

Many thanks to the businesses, school representatives and school students who joined us for lunch today hosted by our corporate partner Macdonald Inchyra Hotel.

For more information on how your business can support the next generation, please get in touch with dedicated Forth Valley team at

#BuildingTheFuture #ForthValleyChamber


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