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Extra £1m investment will help more Fifers find work

Posted by | 28th April 2015 | Apprenticeship News, Uncategorized

An additional £1 million will be invested in the successful Fife Youth Job Contract to help even more Fifers find their way into work.

The programme will be expanded to target long-term unemployed adults and vulnerable adults, as well as young people.

Funds will be used for a number of projects, including mature apprenticeships for adults covering the care, construction and land-based sectors; extending the existing Christmas school leaver’s academy to include summer leavers; building on the existing Rising Stars programme to support vulnerable young people into employment and modern apprenticeships; and increased support for offenders and ex-offenders to build skills to help them find their way into work.

Councillor Tony Martin, Opportunities Fife Partnership chairman and Fife Council Youth Ambassador, said: “The highly successful Fife Youth Job Contract has demonstrated the strength of this type of model in helping people find their way into work.

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