The Connect Project is open to young people aged between 15-25, who are unsure of what steps to take next, or are not ready to move on to employment or further training. Project staff work with the young people to develop a personal and flexible programme that meets learning needs and gives the skills and confidence needed to move on to their chosen area.

What can you do on Connect? The Connect Project offers a wide range of activities to help improve employability skills, independent living, numeracy and literacy, citizenship and communication skills. Activities can include:

Young people also have the opportunity to get involved with the SALTIRE Awards (youth volunteering) as well as other recognised qualifications while on the programme. Staff work closely with partner agencies such as Skills Development Scotland, Orkney College and Lifeskills to make sure young people get the best outcome during their time at the project.

For further information please contact the Connect Project Co-Ordinator Lindsey Johnson on 01856 872897 or by email here

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A new Support Worker has joined Voluntary Action Orkney’s Connect Project team, to provide individual support to young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Kara can be contacted at the Connect Project at Voluntary Action Orkney.  Tel: 01856 872897. Email: kara.leslie@vaorkney.org.uk

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