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National Third Sector Employability Forum – in-person
When: 10:00 - 13:00 , Wednesday 07 December 2022 Where: Princes Trust Wolfson Centre , 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP This event is being organised by Fife Voluntary Action
The national Third Sector Employability Forum (TSEF) are pleased to announce our first in-person Forum since Covid-19!
No One Left Behind and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund are now rolling out across Scotland, delivered in very different ways in each local authority.
Meanwhile Skills Development Scotland are leading a Review of Careers Services and funding for parental employment under Best Start Bright Futures has been unexpectedly paused.
The expectations of the third sector in delivering employability outcomes are growing, but feedback suggests engagement is variable and Forum members describe feeling confused and uncertain about how employability policy and funding is unfolding in Scotland. With poverty increasing and vacancies at a high across most sectors, the need for support to move into quality jobs has never been greater.
This Forum offers participants an opportunity to:
Engage with national employability policy leads from Scottish Government, UK Department for Levelling Up, the Department for Work and Pensions, and more.
Share their experiences of how policies are being delivered and impacting on the frontline.
Explore how we can ensure there is third sector representation in employability policy at both national and local levels.
Create a space of shared learning and dialogue with the aim of building a better employability landscape for the most vulnerable people in Scotland.
Outputs from this event will help shape TSEF representation of the sector at a national level, and guide advice for local level infrastructure.
There will of course also be plenty of time to catch up, meet old friends and make new ones! It is through relationships that we grow and learn, and we hope that this event will provide space for everyone to connect.