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Key data from Inverclyde

PACE is a demand led service responding to redundancies in the local area. Between 1 of April and 30 June 2021, there was no requirement for PACE support for either employers or individuals.

As of the 25 June 2021 there were 437 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we supported 34 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 47.1% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Inverclyde is 77.9%.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 we delivered 3,241 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,616 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 of the 4,278 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 82% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we funded 53 Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we delivered 441 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 202 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2021 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 3,051 16-19 year olds in Inverclyde 93.3% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

In 2020-21 there were 23 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 7 registered with employers based in the area.

In 2020, 32 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.

In 2019-20 we invested over £2.8m in the local area.

Our performance in Inverclyde

Our latest briefing provides a snapshot of the work we do for individuals and businesses in Inverclyde.

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SDS Support: Olivia's story

Since first getting in touch with Skills Development Scotland, Inverclyde teen Olivia has gained valuable work experience and started a full-time job.

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Local Contacts

Head of Operations, West Region

Sharon Kelly

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Paul Zealey

Area Manager

Laurence Bayston

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Tony Minchella

Education Manager

Claire Johnston