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Our Upcoming Events

RACIAL EQUALITY TRAINING – Thu 28 Oct, 10am-12pm


Every single organisation in Scotland has a responsibility to address and eradicate institutional racism. If you’re not sure what that is or how to go about it, this session is perfect for you.


You’ll learn:

  • History of diversity, and legislation, in the UK
  • Scotland’s and Renfrewshire’s ethnic population figures
  • What are micro-aggressions
  • What is unconscious bias, and nuances of bias


After the session you will:

  • Be able to apply a more inclusive approach to service design/delivery
  • Better understand barriers to accessing your services
  • Be able to support cultural differences and better engage with your communities


This session will present good practice principles, raise awareness of racial discrimination and build your confidence in engaging with the communities you work/live in. It is an MS Teams session; links will be sent in the week of the training. BOOK NOW due to limited numbers: https://bit.ly/3DjEDAD


Renfrewshire Employability: better understand local employability initiatives and what they offer young people



In Renfrewshire there are currently 1,035 young people seeking employment . Numbers were at 1,505 in August 2020 compared with 810 in August 2019. While it’s easy to see that COVID has had a significant impact on youth unemployment, in Renfrewshire we have also seen the highest decrease in youth unemployment thanks to implemented measures and effective partnership working. But there is still more to do.


You are invited to attend a one hour session on Wednesday 27 Oct at 11am-12pm on Teams, aimed at anyone delivering services for young people, employability practitioners and business leaders. You will hear from Invest and Engage about what’s available, when and for whom. We’ll cover:

  • Young Person’s Guarantee (YPG) employer incentive scheme
  • YPG portal
  • YPG volunteering
  • Saltire Awards


You’ll gain a better understanding of each of the current programmes, what they offer and how to get involved. Plus there’ll be an opportunity to ask questions of your own. Please register via Eventbrite https://tinyurl.com/rmr688r5 and a MS Teams link will be sent to you on Monday 25 October. For further info contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com


We look forward to welcoming you to the session.