The Scottish Government in partnership with Scottish Business in the Community and the Scottish Prison Service are hosting an Employability Summit: Working2Change, taking place on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.
The summit will be a vehicle to bring together an audience of the key national, local, private and public sector employers in order to promote the employability of one of the most marginalised groups in our communities – people with criminal convictions.
It will also provide the Scottish Prison Service with the chance to showcase how it is meeting the needs of employers through tailoring skills, training and education within prisons to match the needs of the labour market.
The day will include opportunities to meet with key employers who have benefited from including people from this sector of our communities in their workforce, as well as key note speakers and workshops.
The aim of the event is to facilitate a better understanding about the current employment environment for those with a criminal conviction and provide a forum for employers to discuss the current barriers they face in this area and to identify ways to overcome them.
The event is free to attend but must be booked in advance.