Employability support project to launch in Seaton

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A pilot project aimed at taking employability support into communities launches in Seaton this week.

The Progress Through Positive Partnerships sessions, delivered in conjunction with Aberdeen City Council’s localities teams and a range of third, public and private sector partners, will deliver a range of workshop sessions and drop-in support over an eight-week trial period.

The sessions will take place in Seaton Learning Centre, on Seaton Place East, over eight Fridays, starting this week (October 5). The workshops will run from 9.30am until 10.30am and will be followed by hour-long drop-in sessions.

Employability, training, and other support providers have been invited to attend the drop-in sessions to promote their services, with a view to helping people seeking work, training, or other support to find out what’s available to them and how to access it.

Topics to be covered during the workshops include: confidence building, an introduction to Skills Development Scotland, youth employment, overcoming barriers to employment, CV development, interview skills, and the My World of Work system.

Progress Through Positive Partnerships is a £2.2million project, which has secured £880,000 (40%) from the European Social Fund. Participants will benefit from a wide range of training options in areas including engineering skills, welding, care, basic and advanced computing skills, one to one support, CV building, job seeking skills, interview skills, literacy, numeracy and language support, media skills, cookery and outdoor pursuits.

For further information about Progress Through Positive Partnerships or to register for support visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/esfgetstarted or email esfgetstarted@aberdeencity.gov.uk.