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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 2m 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

In our first year as a charity, we supported 160 South Lanarkshire residents across a variety of training programmes and delivered employability qualifications to 60 young people in local high schools. We tailor all our programmes for different needs and circumstances.

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.

“It helped me get into a job.”
Glasgow Slaters
We have now employed three individuals.”
-Glasgow Slaters
Village Centre Manager Joanne Gray
“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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Skills Exchange works in partnership with various employers throughout South Lanarkshire. These employers are invaluable and provide a great service by allowing our participants to gain practical work experience. If you would like to invest in one of our young people, get in touch today!

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