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  • Fife Employability Forum, Wednesday 30 April 2014, Summary and Presentations

    Created: 05/05/2014
    News/Events Category: FVA News

    On Wednesday 30 April 2014, Fife Voluntary Action hosted the Fife Employability Forum at Rothes Halls.

    32 people attended the Forum with representatives from the third sector, Fife Council, Dep’t for Work & Pensions, Skills Development Scotland, Fife College and the private sector being present.

    The programme included six presentations. A more detailed summary of the presentations and questions is provided in the Forum Note document (attached below).

    Those who presented were:

    • Phil Martin: Department for Work and Pensions (slides provided after the day below)
    • Heather Tytler: Skills Development Scotland (no slides)
    • Adam Dunkerley: Fife Council, Opportunities Fife Partnership Manager (slides below)
    • Lucinda McAllister: Fife Council, Employability & Employer Engagement (slides below)
    • Claire Neill: Fife Gingerbread, Making it Work (slides below)
    • Inga Davidson: Employ Your Mind, Fife Employment Access Trust (slides below)

    We also have slides from Phil Martin which were not available on the day but provide useful detail to his presentation on DWP.

    Heather Tytler informed the group of an Employability Fund Provider Event on Wednesday 07 May 2014. The event will take place at The Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline at 2.00pm. Heather has set aside some spaces and those interested in attending should contact Christine Davison by Tuesday 06 May at 12noon to book a place.

    Pegs Bailey announced that Opportunities Fife Partnership have confirmed continued funding for her and Christine’s role in supporting third sector employability provision and also to continue developing the cross-sectoral Fife Employability Forum. Participants were asked to identify topics they would like to see covered in future Forums, and then ’vote’ for those they thought were most important. There was a strong interest in looking at working in partnership and engaging with employers. FVA will use the next two Forums to focus on these issues.

    The My Shout session provided an update on the Fife Employability Consortium, an event to encourage young people into rural skills based jobs, and a shout out from FORT to encourage organisations to access training – more details in the Forum Note below.

    A full summary of the Employability Forum is available below.

    Agenda (389KB) PDF
    Fife Employability Forum Note (681KB) PDF
    Phil Martin DWP Presentation (173KB) PDF
    Adam Dunkerley Opportunities Fife Partnership Presentation (636KB) PDF
    Lucinda McAllister Fife Council, Employability & Employer Engagement Presentation (1963KB) PDF
    Claire Neill Fife Gingerbread Presentation (370KB) PDF
    Inga Davidson FEAT Presentation (1751KB) PDF

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