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Local Employability Partnership (LEP)

The LEP is made up of representative from South Ayrshire Council (SAC), Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Ayrshire College, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce & Developing Scotland's Young Workforce (DYW), NHS and Voluntary Action South Ayrshire (VASA), as the 3rd sector interface (TSI).  The LEP lead the planning, decision-making and implementation of employability provision across South Ayrshire to ensure individual needs and labour market demands are met.  They ensure a more aligned approach to national and local employability support

Reducing inequality, closing the gap and South Ayrshire's aging population is core to the LEPs vision and priorities, while ensuring we create a fair, inclusive, suitable economy through employability and volunteering opportunities across South Ayrshire. 

The partnership work with stakeholders and service users to commission employability support on an informed, evidence-based approach, flexing these to meet service users' needs and emerging labour market demands.  Sector Based Work Academy training programmes can be commissioned to meet the needs of employers to enable South Ayrshire residents to achieve accredited training, employability skills and work placement with the hope of achieving long term employment.