A programme which has helped hundreds of people in Aberdeen secure a job could be extended for another four years.
Progress through Positive Partnerships, which was launched in August 2017, offers vocational training in various disciplines including engineering and computing.
It mainly focuses on the regeneration areas of Middlefield, Torry, Woodside, Seaton and Tillydrone, and provides support to residents facing multiple barriers to employment.
A report to the city growth and resources committee estimated that the project extension, if approved by the Scottish Government, would engage with 5,790 people over the next four years.
Convener of the committee, Douglas Lumsden, said the scheme has already helped some of the city’s most disadvantaged to access training and, ultimately, jobs.
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He added: “Extending the programme will yield further wins for citizens and the city as a whole.”
To date, 564 people have been referred to the project, including 284 via the neighbourhood skills audits.
Of those, 235 confirmed an interest in the project and 197 were actively engaged.