Clare takes up new role to develop the young workforce

Clare takes up new role to develop the young workforce
Clare Flynn

A new Developing the Young Workforce Forth Valley Manager has recently been appointed.

Clare Flynn brings a wealth of further education and industry experience to the role, with her career over the past 30 years having a clear focus on Leadership, Management and Business in both the private and public Sectors. 

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Forth Valley is an inspirational organisation which aims to help business and education develop a dynamic and cohesive partnership approach to the employment challenges facing young people in this area, in support of Scottish Government’s Youth Employment Strategy to reinvigorate Forth Valley’s young workforce.

Forth Valley College have helped to support and promote DYW since its launch in 2014; hosting the DYW Forth Valley Regional Group since 2016 in their approach to partnership working in support of the Young Person’s Guarantee.

During the last 20 years Clare has worked in education, training and life-long learning in a variety of posts from Lecturer to Leadership and Senior Management, with her previous role being Head of Faculty of Care and Science at New College Lanarkshire. 

For the last seven years Clare has held a national role as Regional Lead for Care, Early Education and STEM which included several regional and national projects supporting opportunity at a community and individual level. Prior to working in education and training, Clare worked in the private sector (Retail Management) and the National Health Service (Hospital Management).

Clare, said: “I am delighted to take up post of Programme Manager for Developing the Young Workforce Forth Valley. I have been very fortunate to be involved in several projects centred on enhancing opportunity for our young people throughout my career. I am passionate about the aims and values of Developing the Young Workforce, ensuring options and choices for all. I am excited to be working with such a dynamic team within the DYW family, across the school network and the business community within Forth Valley and the teams within Forth Valley College.”

Kenny MacInnes, FVC’s Vice Principal, Learning & Student Experience, said: “As a highly motivated and dynamic individual, Clare has a proven track record of success from all of her roles which includes successful international and national projects in further education and beyond”.

“Developing the Young Workforce aims to better prepare young people for the world of work, giving them the skills, experiences and qualifications they need to move to positive destinations after school, and make informed choices about the jobs and careers they want to pursue. That is why it is so important for our College to work closely with them and we are looking forward to working with Clare and for our partnership to go from strength to strength.   

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