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

If you’re aged 16 – 24 and want some outdoor work experience then Let’s Grow is for you. With a blend of centre based personal development / employability training and practical work experience in gardening / horticulture, Let’s Grow gives you the opportunity to gain qualifications, learn new practical skills and build transferable skills which are needed in any workplace. Work experience takes place at either the David Livingstone Birthplace, Blantyre; Castlebank Park, Lanark; The Village Centre, East Kilbride.

Next courses start on 19th September in East Kilbride and Larkhall and on 27th September in Lanark for further information please contact info@skillscio.org or call 07706360992

New Horizons – Pathways and Wellbeing

A part-time programme for 16 + in Coalburn and Douglas and the surrounding areas to build personal development skills, Identify your strengths, work with others and take part in a community project to develop your team working skills, build your experience. Help your local community and yourself !

Starts on 19th September in Coalburn and Douglas

For further information contact – 07706 360992 or email info@skillscio.org

Contact Samina the tutor on 07706 360991 e-mail samina@skillscio.org

Starts in East Kilbride on Monday 3rd October for further information contact info@skillscio.org or call 07706 360992

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How We Can Help You

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

Emloyability

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.

Do you own or manage a business?

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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EAST KILBRIDE OFFICE – 07706 360992

info@skillscio.org

LANARK ENQUIRIES – info@skillscio.org

LANARK CONTACT NUMBER – 07384 817913

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