The project aim is to get those who are facing difficulty in over coming the barriers they are facing to employment. It doesn’t just focus on creating cvs and cover letters but looks at the whole process holistically.

Environmental art

The Environmental Art class is designed to get learners out and about and at one creatively with Mother Nature. Our aim is to explore the long standing links between the outdoors, therapeutic art and overall wellbeing. We provide an opportunity for inclusive and supportive group work, where learners can experience art making in a natural environment. The course improves confidence and broadens art practices whilst raising better awareness of our great outdoors.

ESOL and Employability for Syrian Refugees

The aim of the project is to support Syrian New Scots settled in North Ayrshire  to build a life in Scotland.  The focus of the project is Employability..

The programme set out to provide intensive English language support to integrate into North Ayrshire life and communities but also allow refugees to consider employment as a realistic medium to long term prospect.  It also recognises the value of English learning within the context of skills development and appropriate work experience.

ESOL in the Workplace

To assist participating learners improve their English language and communication skills and help with employability and integration. Learners could for example include migrant workers needing to understand the language of their workplace and communities.

ESOL for Resettlement and Integration

While COVID 19 has brought its share of challenges, Education Coordinator for the Women in the Highlands Project: Harriet Tay, outlines a number of benefits that have materialised from the delivery of virtual learning

Employability 1-1

WEA Highland are working with the Highland Council Employability team and Invergordon Job Centre to provide 1-1 Employability support and mentoring to people who are long term unemployed. Many of these clients have long term health issues, low or no qualifications, lack confidence and motivation and have had poor levels of engagement with Job Centre staff. Our support is improving outcomes for these learners. 

ESOL Survival English

‘Survival English ESOL’ is a flexible programme aiming to equip those possessing basic language abilities with essential English skills.  We encourage social connections and familiarity with local community and culture. 

The programme will build learner confidence to engage in further learning and utilise established relationships with ESOL providers to provide progression routes.

Employability fund

The aim of the Employability Fund Project is to help unemployed East Ayrshire residents aged 18+ move into sustainable work.