Cosgrove Care has partnered with Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) to launch Rouken Glen Park’s Employ Me Center, a hands-on program to help find job opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities.
The new employability center will include tailor-made classrooms and one-to-one help for young people with additional needs who want to participate in community job placements or work towards qualifications from ASDAN and SVQ.
The development of the Hub builds on the previous partnership between Cosgrove Care and YES that contributed to the launch of the Employ Me program in 2018, an enterprise-led initiative to assist young people with learning disabilities, autism and additional jobs, volunteering and training needs.
The two charities aim to build job opportunities for around 40 young people between the ages of 18 and 25 in the coming year by establishing a home for the YES Center program in Rouken Glen.
An approximate 1 in 50 individuals have a learning disability and the Scottish local authorities are aware of over 23,186 individuals. Just 6% of people with intellectual disabilities are in paid jobs, reflecting a huge difference in the results of equality and life. This represents a massive resource that is untapped.
The Vice Chair of Cosgrove Care, which marks its 60th anniversary in 2020, is Dr Donny Lyons. Stated he. Innovation, finding solutions and providing young people the help they need from the job market to take their place as equal citizens have never been more important. We look forward to working with YES to continue growing and improving this work.
“We are very grateful to our supporters, including the Isabella Memorial Trust, who have made this possible in our 60th anniversary year.”
YES Chief Executive Geoff Leask said, “One of the core values of Young Enterprise Scotland is collaboration.” Expanding our Cosgrove Care relationship is a normal and exciting development that will enable young people to learn more life and job skills.