The Capital City Partnership (“CCP”) is currently working on a new Network of Employability Support and Training (NEST) Vocational Training Framework programme (“the Framework”) on behalf of the six local authorities under the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal (Edinburgh, Fife, Scottish Border, West Lothian, Mid Lothian, and East Lothian) and the University of Edinburgh and Napier University. The new Framework will provide employability and vocational training to complement current employability and skills support provisions. It will offer upskilling and progression opportunities for both those seeking employment and those in employment but facing uncertainty in their work or in-work poverty.
Through the agreement established by the Framework (the “Framework Agreement”), CCP aims to provide funding to and work alongside organisations and we see the future relationship with successful framework providers as a partnership rather than that of a traditional funder/grant recipient.
Full details of the tender can be found here.