Strathmore Centre for Youth Development

Name of Employability Provider

Strathmore Centre for Youth Development (SCYD) 

SCYD are no longer a Delivery Agent within the ESF Employability Pipeline, for information on other Delivery Agents please visit our EMPLOYABILITY PROVIDER page.

Who are SCYD and what do we do? 

We’re a charity organisation and we offer services to young people and the wider community in the Strathmore area. We’re in Blairgowrie town centre in a busy Community Hub where you can drop in and see us. We have strong links with many other agencies and local organisations and we offer rural outreach services.
SCYD is a young person-led service for young people. Through SCYD local young people have developed many different projects and services benefiting themselves and the community. 

What do we offer on the Employability Pipeline?

SCYD is part of the Employability Pipeline programme, a pathway of support that helps you get into work. If you’re aged 16-25 and you have at least two barriers to work, you can get information, services and support, e.g. interview practice, writing your CV and other work skills. Mark Coxon and Anna Johnstone are the SCYD team members who will help you to take the next steps.

What are the barriers to work?

The Employability Pipeline is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

How do we help young people with Employability?

When you come into SCYD, we will have a chat with you, listen to your story and find out what matters to you. We’ll help you to write a CV and to decide what you’d like to do. That could be, for example:

  • work experience
  • volunteering with SCYD Events or another organisation
  • going to college
  • applying for a job.

We have great connections with employers and other charities, such as Alyth Youth Partnership, so we can keep in touch with what our community needs, find work experience and find out about job vacancies. We also connect with the other Employability providers, so if you need support from one of them, too, we’ll put you in touch. 

For example, you might enjoy a computer skills course at Pathways. If you’ve experienced low mental health you may benefit from counselling at Mindspace. You can do any of these things and still come to SCYD for support.

We keep in touch with you at regular times through your journey with us, to see how you’re getting on.

Who can come to SCYD for support? Do you need to be referred?

Anyone aged 16-25 who faces serious barriers to work can come to us for support and advice on the Employability Pipeline. For example, you might have left school after Fourth Year and be keen to work but not know where to start. You might be struggling with mental health difficulties or have problems at home. 

Some young people are referred through Blairgowrie High School or Skills Development Scotland, but you don’t need to be referred or contact anyone first. You can drop in to see us, call us on 01250 872121 .

How does our service benefit young people? What can it do to help you?

We help you to work out what you’d like to do next. We listen to you, and help you to believe in yourself and develop your skills, so that you will feel ready to take the next step. Our work preparation (e.g. a mock interview) will help to make you feel more confident when you are ready to apply for a job.

We are there for you from the start and, as you move along your pathway, we will be there to check in with you. We have access to many other organisations so we will work with them to ensure you get the support you need.

We know that some of you face serious problems, and having help and advice can make a huge difference.

Any new projects or developments coming soon?

SCYD are no longer a Delivery Agent within the ESF Employability Pipeline, for information on other Delivery Agents please visit our EMPLOYABILITY PROVIDER page.

How can you get Employability support from SCYD?

SCYD are no longer a Delivery Agent within the ESF Employability Pipeline, for information on other Delivery Agents please visit our EMPLOYABILITY PROVIDER page.
 

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