Cabinet secretary visits adult learners project

Cabinet secretary visits adult learners project Image

AN AWARD-WINNING Dundee project helping adults into training, education and work has been highlighted by the Scottish Government.

Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government was in the city today (WEDNESDAY) to meet participants and support workers who have helped them into training, work and education.

The minister was briefed on a number of programmes including Get Ready for Work, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Employability for Adult Refugees living in Dundee.

John Alexander leader of Dundee City who hosted the visit said: โ€œWe are extremely proud of the work that we have been doing in Dundee with adult learners whether they are new to the city or were born and bred here.

โ€œThat positive and measured approach to helping people ensured that the council and its partners who provide services made sure that everyone had all of the support that every Dundonian in their time of need would get, including help into education, training and employment.

โ€œKey to its success was bringing all of the partners together to provide a โ€˜wrap aroundโ€™ service which focuses on local needs. We are now rolling the project out across the whole city to help people who want to move on to the next stage of their lives.โ€

Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said: โ€œThere are an impressive range of programmes here in Dundee run by enthusiastic staff who are determined to support people into employment and education.

โ€œDundeeโ€™s innovative and collaborative approach is enabling people to build the skills and self-confidence needed to benefit not just themselves but their communities and the wider Scottish economy, and I look forward to hearing about further successes.โ€

The project was recently recognised with a gold in the achieving better outcomes category of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities Excellence Awards.

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