In Fife much has been done already in the promotion of employability, through Opportunities Fife’s “Pathway to Employment”. However, the challenge is to do more and to do it better. To meet this challenge Fife Employability and Training Consortium (Fife-ETC), a consortium of eight Fife based third sector providers, was created to deliver a co-ordinated Fife-wide employability service to disadvantaged individuals.

Fife Housing Association Alliance is represented on Fife-ETC through Ore Valley Community Initiatives Ltd, an Ore Valley Group subsidiary community development company, and Fife Works, Kingdom’s employability service. Fife-ETC aims to improve the quality of life of people, including Alliance tenants and their families, in Fife by building their ability to gain and sustain meaningful employment.

Fife Works

  • One of the main Community Initiatives priorities for the Alliance is Training and Employment.      

  • Fife Works engages with employers with a view to helping unemployed people make a positive transition into employment, ensuring a holistic approach is taken to the delivery of services to local people.

  • The use of Community Benefit clauses has been introduced to maximise employment and training opportunities for local people, with Kingdom providing the support to contractors and local residents to ensure targets are achieved. Focus is on raising the Employability Skills of unemployed Fife residents through a

    • Co-ordinated Employer Engagement Service

    • Co-ordinated Training and Employment Opportunities programme linked to Capital Projects and Procurement practice

Trainees receive tailored support to help them move forwards in the employability pathway