Access Data supports Edinburgh parents in gaining or improving knowledge and skills related to the world of data, preparing them for the demands of the contemporary job market. Tailored to the individual needs of parents, the project is made both for those with no previous interest in data, as well as those who already possess some knowledge and skills. Access Data aims to help parents overcome any challenges they might be facing to move into employment or progress in their current job.
The programme offers one-to-one casework support, so that participants can establish a positive, consistent relationship with one worker. Participants work through personal development action plans with their caseworkers. Progress is regularly reviewed to ensure that they are getting the maximum benefit. All support and training is delivered in a safe and supportive environment.
With us participants can:
Our project is for parents, or those with parental responsibilities, living in the City
of Edinburgh, who are either unemployed
or on low income, and find themselves in
one or more of the groups listed below:
- They are disabled or have a disabled child
- They are from a minority ethnic background
- They are a lone parent
- They have 3 or more children
- They have a child below 1 year of age
- They are below 25 years of age
Access Data is not time limited, as we understand that our participants might face complex challenges and we work around their changing needs.
Access Data offers the opportunity for participants to gain skills and knowledge that will enable them to make progress in education, further training or employment.
Due to current circumstances Access Data is delivered remotely (via phone and online sessions through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or other tool preferred by individual participants). In the future, the programme will also be delivered at Access to Industry’s Community College based at 156 Cowgate in Edinburgh. The service will also be delivered in outreach locations. This will enable people who are not yet ready to attend the Community College to start their Access Data journey.