12 Jun 2017
Arnold Clark is the latest business to partner with a secondary school as part of a flagship initiative by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Glasgow.
The car dealership has been matched with Abercorn Secondary School, an additional support and learning needs school, as part of DYW Glasgow’s Schools and Business Partnership initiative. The company, which uses its GTG Training centres to advance students’ development of practical skills and employment, will partner with pupils to develop workplace skills across a variety of sectors.
Arnold Clark is the most recent high profile Glasgow business to join the Schools and Business Partnerships, following companies such as Scottish Water, Network Rail, Glasgow Airport and McTaggart Construction.
Leading the way in Scotland in terms of schools and business partnerships, DYW Glasgow, hosted by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, has entered over 35 businesses across the city into a strategic partnership with a Glasgow school.
The partnerships have allowed some of Glasgow’s most recognised players to work closely with young people, broaden their horizons, raise attainment and make them aware of jobs that exist in the city.
Alison McRae, Senior Director of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce said: “Arnold Clark and GTG Training joining the Schools and Business Partnership is a perfect addition to the initiative. Arnold Clark is a symbol of success within the UK’s business community and having its training centres work with one of our schools will give the young people a head start in advance of joining the workforce.
“By linking businesses, of a variety of sectors, with schools we can help more young people transition into the workplace.
“We are the only area in Scotland with such a large quantity of big name employers signed up to this type of partnership. The programme not only paves way for young people in developing their careers but allows employers to enforce their businesses as a prominent player in shaping the city’s young workforce.”