Here is our latest Let’s Grow Newsletter

June Newsletter


We are looking for volunteers to assist the Training and Employment Tutors in our East Kilbride centre and support our participants in personal development and employability training sessions. These sessions cover a wide variety of activities ranging from SQA certificated assessments to team games, creative tasks, lifeskills such as money management, drugs awareness etc. Depending on the programme, participants spend between 6 – 24 hours a week in the centre. Tasks would include reading, scribing, working 1-1 or helping small groups with activities. There is normally a maximum of 8 participants per group. Volunteers will be a valuable source of support for them to help build their communication skills, develop effective relationships and benefit from interacting with a positive role model.

              For further information please contact – Diane Ashwood

                            diane@skillscio.org  – 07384 810412

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Who Are We

Skills Exchange SCIO is an employment and education charity, taking action to transform lives throughout South Lanarkshire. We have centres in East Kilbride and Lanark. We are Disability Confident and SQA approved centre. See our current range of courses below or contact us for more information.


At Skills Exchange we have complied with all government guidance on managing the risk of Covid-19 : 

We have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment in both our centres 

We have enhanced cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance 

We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home 

We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 1m distance in the workplace and in our training area 

Masks and hand sanitiser are available for everyone to use and all our staff and learners have access to regular handwashing facilities 

How We Can Help You

We can help prepare you for the world of work through training in:


Job Searching

Personal Development

Life Skills

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Contact us to find out more information and keep an eye out for further updates and other courses currently in development.

What Do We Do?

Our mission is to help young people in South Lanarkshire on their journey towards the world of work by providing advice, guidance, training, qualifications and support.

We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live a good life and realise their potential. We want to help alleviate poverty and provide opportunities for the local community. We can empower you with the skills and self-belief you need to enter the world of work.

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“We value the opportunity to have a young person on work placement.”
-Joanne Gray Village Centre, Centre Manager
Adele Skills Exchange Scio volunteer
“The experience has been great. I’m still learning more.”

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