supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Skills for Work portal for young people and job seekers
The Open University is working in partnership with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development Group (SLAED) representing all 32 local authorities, to develop a Skills for Workportal for young people and job seekers providing free access to a range of skills for courses including digital, employability, business, communication and management skills.
The easy-to-use portal was successfully piloted with young job seekers on various employability programmes such as Kickstart and Community Jobs Scotland who had completed some of the courses covering skills for life and skills for work. All 30 courses on the portal, ranging from two hours to 24 hours of learning, have been designed to do at any time or pace and include an Open University Statement of Participation and a Digital Badge for inclusion on job applications and recognised by employers.