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Projects - Employability/Skills

Employability/Skills

The Chamber...

 

  • Supports the Glasgow Employers Board as the city’s ‘voice’ for employment and skills. The Chamber works alongside key strategic partners including Glasgow City Centre, Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Government in addition to over 60 city-based companies.

  • Leads the development and implementation of plans arising from the Youth Employment Action Group.  The aim is to reduce youth unemployment.

  • Delivers the Workforce Solutions service. Working with partners in the city including Skills Development Scotland, Jobs and business Glasgow and Glasgow City council we act as a single point of contact for members in all areas related to employability and skills.  This service supports Glasgow City Councils Glasgow Guarantee.   

  • Continues to develop the Schools and Business initiative while continually exploring opportunities to expand the programme.  The aim is to link all 30 secondary schools with business partners by 2015.

  • Is leading a Youth Enterprise Review.  Working with young entrepreneurs to identify ways which the city can support the growth and sustainability of young Glasgow based entrepreneurs.

  • Brings businesses together to share ideas, issues and resources through the Glasgow Employer Diversity Forum.  The network allows HR professionals, line managers and those working to support diversity in their workplace the chance to network outside their own organisation.

  • Inspiring500 is an ambitious partnership between Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, The Herald and MCR Pathways which aims to register 500 business mentors to support disadvantaged young people while still at school.  The partnership brings together what is at the very heart of what makes Glasgow special, its people.

If you could like to discuss an existing or potential project, please get in touch by emailing Jennifer.Hood@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com or call 0141 204 8339.