The Discover Work Partnership is Dundee’s Local Employability Partnership. It is a multi-agency approach to the development of shared objectives, the alignment of efforts and the commitment of resources relating to employability. To date, the Discover Work Partnership has been formed by members including Skills Development Scotland, Dundee and Angus College, Department for Work and Pensions, Dundee City Council, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce, Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action (Third Sector Interface), Developing the Young Workforce, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Tayside, Business Gateway and Social Security Scotland.
We aim to make improvements in the labour market that meet employer demand and in doing so, increase the level of employment in the city, reduce the level of benefit claimants, improve productivity and take steps to address in-work poverty. Where possible, we will also co-commission services, invest funds and monitor the performance of employability providers receiving said funds. Ultimately, the Discover Work Partnership has an aspiration to better monitor and improve the impact of our Discover Work Service.
Strategic Vision, Goals and Action Plan 2022 – 2027
In the next five years, Discover Work will be considered a leader in its field in Scotland. We will have maximised the opportunities provided by the transformation of Scotland’s employability system through No One Left Behind and delivered outstanding and recognisable improvements in outcomes for our customers.
Our vision builds upon recent progress by the Discover Work Partnership, but we must go further to deliver our vision as we progress through future phases in devolution of funding for local governance, investment and design of services based on the needs and aspirations of customers. We have developed our Discover Work Strategy, supported by a robust Action Plan, with all actions aligned to three strategic goals:
1) Strengthen the functions and effectiveness of Discover Work
2) Improve employability outcomes for customers
3) Establish, promote and increase awareness of Discover Work
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