My climate path #COP26
My Climate Path is a COP26 education legacy initiative for Scotland’s young people created by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow, with DYW Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire and DYW West, proudly supported by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and funded by Scottish Government. This supports the Young Person’s Guarantee commitment to provide every 16-24 year old in Scotland with an opportunity that will positively impact their future.
My Climate Path will provide a wide range of opportunities for young people to demonstrate the legacy that COP26 will bring them and their future careers in green and circular roles across all industries.
Through a range of initiatives in the classroom, the community and the workplace, My Climate Path will offer a breadth of activities to inspire young people on the roles and skills required for the jobs of the future that will drive sustainable economic growth in a green economy.
Climate Heroes is a DYW initiative that will identify Climate Heroes from industry partners and passionate individuals to showcase the skills required for our young people to enter the jobs of the future through real-life examples.
Climate Heroes will be matched with each school in the Glasgow City Region to inspire young people on the career pathways to enter the new green economy, across all sectors. Climate Heroes can support educators by giving everyday industry examples to help enhance the curriculum and bring their sector to life.
Aligning with the Young Person’s Guarantee, each Climate Hero will offer meaningful work experience in a role that has impact towards sustainability. This will allow young people to take a step towards both the world of work and making a difference towards tackling the climate emergency.
Design Engineer Construct! Virtual Work Experience & Qualification
In partnership with Class Of Your Own (COYO), creators of the award-winning Design Engineer Construct! (“DEC”) Learning Programme, pupils in S3 will be offered a free Virtual Work Experience programme week in October/November 2021. In collaboration with McDonald’s, the pupils will be challenged to design a ‘Net Zero’ McDonald’s restaurant.
- During the week, pupils will be introduced to the concept of ‘net zero’ design. They will be asked to design an inclusive, modern restaurant, with support throughout the week from industry professionals. Pupils will be required to produce a written submission which will be moderated. Successful pupils will receive a “DEC CONNECT Award” endorsed certificate.
- The Virtual Work Experience will inspire and raise the aspirations of young people to consider Construction and the Built Environment as a valuable career path. The learners will discover real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and maths and can access a whole range of exciting professional career pathways through strong industry and academic links. Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals, the themes of social, environmental and economic sustainability run throughout the programme.
- We will offer 500 sponsored places for pupils across DYW Glasgow, West and Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire regions.
- As part of the legacy of My Climate Path, we hope to work with schools to help them offer the DEC! qualification as part of the curriculum.