The Employability Fund Programme works in partnership between Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, Cothrom (a training provider in South Uist) and Lews Castle College UHI. The fund is supported by Skills Development Scotland. The programme aims to provide every eligible Participant with an individual programme of guidance and support that will enable and encourage progression to sustained employment, employment with training (including Modern Apprenticeship) or further education.
|16, 17 and 18 year olds, not in receipt of benefit and not in education, employment or training||Allowance £55 per week|
|18–24 year olds 3 to 9 months unemployed||Benefit or bursary|
|+ 25, 3 to 12 months unemployed||Benefit or bursary|
Training will be given in accordance with specific needs. There are three Stages to the Employability fund:
- Stage 2- Core skills and/or employability and/or personal development
- Stage 3- Employability and/or Vocational and Job Training
- Stage 4- Pre-employment training and job matching
The entry Stage, progression through Stages and time on the Programme will depend on individual needs.
‘Our Skillsforce’ is brought to you by Skills Development Scotland and pulls together a wide range of skills related support into the one place.
Please visit Skills Development Scotland (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) and My World of Work (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) for further information on Employability Fund or contact the following:
Chief Executive Department
Human Resources – Organisational Development
Accredited Training & Skills
Isle of Lewis
Tel: 01851 822795
Lews Castle College
Tel: 01851 770000
Skills Development Scotland
30 Francis Street
Tel: 01851 708900
Fax: 01851 705874
Tel: 01878 700910