Employability Partnership Fund 2013/14
Following the success of the Employability Partnership Fund
activity in 2012/13, once again the Scottish Government
invited Local Employability
Partnerships to apply for funding to further
support activity which could help implement the
recommendations contained within the refreshed employability
The partnerships that were successful in being awarded funding
in 2013/14 were:
- Dumfries &
Galloway - to fund a co-location pilot,
supporting the development of a single point of contact
for local employability partners where employers can access all
employability related services in a streamlined approach.
This grant will provide a contribution to allow the leasing and
running of an office space from which the Partnership Employment
Total Access Point can be delivered.
- Capital City
Partnership (1) - to support an external
review of the current partnership operation and strategy in
Edinburgh. Completing late 2014, this review aims to achieve
a consensual refresh of the strategy itself taking into account
recent changes in the external context and to make sure that the
partnership process is fit for purpose and future proofed, as far
as can be assessed.
Capital City Partnership (2)
- to help to consider better ways of linking economic
development and employability within Edinburgh, funding a
project that will identify effective ways for the supply
chain (Joined up for Jobs) to be better integrated with Joined up
for Jobs Business, allowing the Partnership to be more prepared for
and to establish an appropriate response mechanism to meet
employers recruitment needs.
- Renfrewshire -
to create an interactive website for the Renfrewshire
Strategic Employability Partnership, offering job seekers the
opportunity to access information on help available, and
encouraging partners to work collaboratively, sharing information
on offerings and making cross referrals. The website will
gather together all information on provision in Renfrewshire and
make it available via an online database and through a phone
Inverclyde - to review the current service
provision in Inverclyde and help inform recommendations for
future service delivery.
- Orkney - to
review the Orkney Employability pipeline, in order to
determine the range of employability services offered, the outcomes
obtained, the cost effectiveness and spend on the services and
identify gaps in, or over provision throughout
- Shetland - This grant
will support a review of local partnership activity in order to
produce a development plan for Shetland's Skills, Learning and
Employability Partnership (SLEP), produce an effective
Employability Pipeline, develop an employer engagement plan and
hold an event on this.
- Outer Hebrides CPP - The Demand Driven Skills
Project is a research project, to develop a report to inform the
CPP's aim of a more coherent and collaborative education, training,
skills and economic landscape within the Outer Hebrides.
Specifically this project will deliver research in order to improve
the articulation of Education, Training and Skills provision with
economic opportunity, identify "real work" skills gap in the local
economy and identify future skills demand in the local
- Stirling -
This grant will fund a common core skills assessment tool which
will enable partners and providers across the Local Employability
Partnership to identify all learners with a transferable profile
and maximise opportunities for progression and referral.
As reports, case studies and evaluations become available for
each of these initiatives, this page will be updated to include
links to these. If you would like any furher information please use
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