Local Employability Partnerships
Workforce Plus was launched in June 2006 and is the Scottish
Government's Employability Framework. With an emphasis on better
partnership working, it sets out actions at both national and local
levels to increase the numbers of people in rewarding and sustained
work. It also links very closely with our strategy for young people
who require More Choices, More Chances to ensure a comprehensive
package of employability support for people of all ages.
Ongoing work includes the development of local multi-agency,
cross-sectoral Employability Partnerships across Scotland's Local
Authorities. Initially focusing on seven priority areas (Glasgow,
Dundee, Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, North and
South Lanarkshire), all of Scotland's 32 local authorities now have
an employability group based on the Workforce Plus model to drive
this agenda forward at a local level.
Partnerships vary in membership but often include
representatives from: Local Authorities, Jobcentre Plus (JCP),
Skills Development Scotland (SDS), local colleges, the Third Sector
and the NHS. The groups sit firmly within the Community
Within this section you can find typical terms of reference
for an area-based employability partnership.
Details of some of the approaches which have been adopted at an
area based level can be found at the 'interactive map' section.
Employability Partnership Framework
Recognising the degree of variability of Local Employability
Partnerships across Scotland a new framework has been developed to
provide some consensus around structure and remit of employability
partnerships, whilst allowing flexibility reflective of local
circumstances. The framework has been developed following
joint discussions with SLAED and SCVO and aims to provide a
starting point in developing enhanced local partnership working for
both strategic and delivery partners. The framework has also been
adopted for use in delivering elements of the Young Person's
A copy of the Local Employability Partnership Framework
(Including Delivery of Young Person's Guarantee) can be found in
the related media section.