Stirling Skills and Employability Pipeline Strategic Intervention
This will help address longer term unemployment, economic inactivity and underemployment in Stirling by investing in additional bespoke activities and support operations.
Local delivery agents, both Council and Third Sector, will develop client-centred customised provision based upon potential operations, which have been identified by Stirling's Local Employability Partnership in collaboration with the third sector to address local economic and employment trends:
- Engagement of,and skills training for vulnerable adults unable to progress within the national training programmes.
- The development of an integrated model of Individual Placement and Support for clients with severe and enduring mental ill health.
- A focus on early intervention with young people at risk of longer term unemployment and social exclusion currently not accessing mainstream provision.
- "Focus on Work"; providing access to training and work experience for clients who face multiple barriers or whose skills need updating.
- The provision of advice and practical support for young people leaving care. A focus on engagement with ex-offenders.
- Specific skills and employability support within rural communities within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
- A focus on community led regeneration as a means to address unemployment. Support the demand for employment within the care sector as a positive employment destination.
The intervention will contribute to both increasing the employment rate in Stirling whilst also helping to address deep-rooted health inequalities. The overriding objective is to seek out practical measures to aid the transition into employment and will be tailored around the individual's needs.
The programme will focus on the following key groups:
- Long-Term Unemployed
- Workless households
- Those with caring responsibilities
- Care Leavers.
A Call for Challenge Fund is currently running within this Programme
Further details can be found on the Employability Challenge Fund page or on Public Contracts Scotland website: