I am confident that, working together, we will create many more opportunities for our young people and businesses
Suppliers will be expected to engage with local schools via DYW if they are successfully awarded a contract under the University of Stirling's City Region Deal Programmes. The scheme could see hundreds of employment opportunities created.
The Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal is a £214 million investment in the future of the region, unlocking potential to drive economic growth, productivity and prosperity.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the University and DYW is first of its kind among City Deal partners in Scotland.
Dr John Rogers, Executive Director of Research, Innovation and Business Engagement at the University of Stirling, said: “Improving access to skilled work for people in our region is a central commitment of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.
“I am delighted that the University is further developing our partnership working with DYW through this MOU and I am confident that, working together, we will create many more opportunities for our young people and businesses.”
Clare Flynn, DYW Regional Lead, said: “DYW Forth Valley are delighted to be collaborating with the University of Stirling to provide opportunity for the young people of Forth Valley as part of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.
“Through this partnership, it is our aim to empower employers to build a skilled workforce by putting young people at the heart of their operations.
“It is certainly an exciting time in the region, and we are proud to participate in joint awareness-raising activities that emphasise the importance of engaging with schools and providing opportunities for our school pupils.”