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OUR WORK IN SCHOOLS

We work in many schools across North Lanarkshire, helping young students prepare for the world of work, get excited about their futures, and gain valuable life skills. Our Skills Team are passionate about helping students who may be facing challenges in or out of school, and we're delighted to partner with school staff to support young people to transform their life.

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Our Services

Pathways ​

Programme

​Our Pathways Programme, delivered on behalf of Education, is an initiative designed for young people who are early school leavers

Pathways Programme

Our Pathways Programme, delivered on behalf of Education, is an initiative designed for young people who are early school leavers, to enable them to build employability skills and support them on their way to a positive destination, whether that's work, further education or training. Along with partners from North Lanarkshire Council and New College Lanarkshire, we work collaboratively across 3 sites in Motherwell, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld. 

Under this programme, young people can gain a range of qualifications and get access to different types of support, in groups or on a one-to-one basis. Our Skills Team aim to help them build up the knowledge and skills that they will need to progress and flourish in the working world. 

Community Hubs

Routes To Work support the delivery and training within the Community Learning and Employability Hubs across North Lanarkshire. 

Community Hubs

Routes To Work support the delivery and training within the North Community Learning and Employability Hubs across North Lanarkshire.

 

The hubs, based in Newarthill, Cumbernauld and Coatbridge provide a service for young people aged 16-24, helping to develop them to move into work or further education.  We deliver sessions on work skills, CVs, job applications, interview skills and wellbeing, amongst others.

Summer & Winter Leavers Programme

Partnering with North Lanarkshire Council, New College Lanarkshire and local employers, we support 'winter leavers,' or pupils who leave school half-way through the academic year when they turn 16.

Summer & Winter Leavers Programme

Partnering with North Lanarkshire Council, New College Lanarkshire and local employers, we support 'winter leavers,' or pupils who leave school half-way through the academic year when they turn 16, as well as 'summer leavers,' or pupils who leave school at the end of the academic year at 16 years old. We support pupils with the greatest risk of leaving school without a positive destination, helping them identify their aspirations and providing 1-to-1 support so they can successfully complete work placements.

Schools Course Activities

As part of Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) and our delivery of Future Fridays, our Skills Team support a range of high schools in North Lanarkshire.

Schools Course Activities

Our Skills Team support a range of high schools in North Lanarkshire. The pupils are supported in a variety of ways, including:

  • Building their knowledge of employment

  • CVs & interviews

  • Expectations of the working world

  • Wellbeing & confidence

  • Opportunities to gain SQA qualifications, such as the SQA Employability Award

Active courses also include REHIS Elementary Health & Safety which is CSCS card compliant to coach the pupils on how to work safely and keep others safe while they work in any industry. REHIS First Aid to assist pupils in their understanding of how to preserve life, promote recovery and support wellbeing aims, WorldHost The Principles of Customer Service to support all industry service sectors through learning and applying customer service skills.

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A teacher said

As always with your workshops, well facilitated and delivered I personally really enjoy watching how the boys engage with you and considering it was nine 16-year-olds their behaviour and enthusiasm speaks volumes for your session, they really enjoy and benefit for them.

Meet the Team

Our Blog

Read about the success stories of our young clients below. 

Active Courses in Schools

Here you can find a variety of sessions we deliver at schools across North Lanarkshire. See something you'd like to attend? Or are you looking to arrange a session at your school? Let us know right now!

Course

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Future Fridays

Our Future Fridays session plan includes employability upskilling by the Skills Team, Case Worker contact to support a positive destination for the pupils participating and our External Link Worker to highlight any active vacancies available to the pupils. There are 6 Cohorts covering all the North Lanarkshire schools with RTW bringing our employability experience within the community to support pupils work goals.