You're sure to see us out and about - so we thought we'd introduce ourselves! Come and say hi next time you see us in school.
Lynne Ralph – Head of DYW Partnerships
For the last 20 years, I have worked with young people, supporting them to engage with education, increase their employability skills, and raise their opportunities for employment.
I see my new role as an extension of this, and I am excited about all the new ways of learning we can offer our young people through the SCP.
As the next workforce generation of innovators and industrial leaders, young people are extremely important to the future of businesses within Fife and Scotland.
As Head of DYW Partnerships, I am extremely enthusiastic to be working in partnership with employers and Fife Council Education Services to provide young people with new learning opportunities to train and gain skills for the ever-changing workplace of the future.
Brenda Heenan – Student Adviser – School Transition
I have worked at the College for 28 years in various roles. As a team, we are continually promoting Fife College opportunities.
Along with Emma, a normal week for me includes meetings with school staff and pupils to look at opportunities for pupils whilst they are still at school, as well as those available after school.
Within the College, we liaise with the curriculum on current groups and any requests from schools for new things.
Alan Blair – Lead Mentor DYW and Project Lead
I have been with the College since 1998 and will reach 20 years here in August. I have had multiple roles, primarily within employability and government contracts.
I am currently leading the Fife Young Talent Mentoring Project, as well as working with the University of St Andrews to develop a schools access and transitions project.
I also have some responsibility with managing the DYW partner relationships in my working network.
Denise Yates – Foundation Apprenticeship Co-ordinator
I have been with the College for nine years and previously worked within the Employability team delivering programmes to disadvantaged and mainstream students across Fife.
Part of my current role is to ensure that Foundation Apprenticeship content matches student expectation and leads towards both professional and career development. Foundation Apprenticeships are delivered as part of a partnership within Fife, and paramount to this successful relationship is regular meetings to ensure common understanding.