Scott Joined the DYW team in May 2019 as the Lead Officer For Argyll and Bute. Scott became interested in the DYW program as a result of returning to education after a career in the catering industry came to an end due to an injury. As a student at Argyll College UHI, he became very interested in student representation and promoting education, was elected Depute President of the Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (HISA) where he served on the Board of Argyll College UHI and later as a Trustee of HISA promoting the welfare and growing opportunities for students. He is currently responsible for Helensburgh, Lomond, Cowal and Bute areas, with overall responsibility for the whole Argyll and Bute region. To contact Scott, click here.
Julia joined the DYW team as the Support & Administration Officer at the end of November 2020. Having moved up from Cornwall earlier in the year, it has been an interesting experience starting a new job with a new organisation during a full lockdown. With twenty plus years in the Environmental Sector working in a range of areas from consumer behavioural change programmes, to training volunteers and apprentices, promoting Government green waste initiatives and running activities for disadvantaged young people, she has a broad skill base to bring to DYW Argyll. Julia will become the central point of contact for the new Schools Co-ordinators posts that are being created as part of the Scottish Government’s response to the impact of Covid-19 through the Young Persons Guarantee. To contact Julia, click here
Although the Team are relatively new to their roles, together they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the project and will happily go out of their way to help any business, school, student or parent make the right connections to Develop the Young Workforce in Argyll and Bute. Their goal is to ensure that No One Gets Left Behind and that we Get it Right for Every Child.