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EDINBURGH PROJECT SEARCH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2000: tabled on 23 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the work of Edinburgh Project Search, which offers employment and learning opportunities for young people with a recognised disability; understands that it works in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh College and the Into Work Project; notes that applicants complete three different work experience internships and gain a qualification from the course, with over 800 hours of practical work, alongside their tutor and job coach; further notes that there are 50 Project Search sites across the UK and that the programme was introduced in Edinburgh in 2014; further recognises the wide range of skills that people can learn while being a part of the programme and the confidence that it gives them to fulfil their career potential; hopes that the programme will continue to grow and develop so that more young people with a disability can access it and know that they have a platform of support into work; acknowledges that we must continue to raise awareness of Project Search to as wide an audience as possible; and congratulates those who are involved with running this project on the hard work that they have done to make Edinburgh Project Search such a positive contribution to the lives of many young people.