Welcome to hi-hope.org

This is an online resource listing what's out there for young people leaving school in the Highlands. It is aimed at the 14+ to 24 age group. It will also be of relevance to anyone who supports young people at this stage in their life. This resource is in four sections:

Directory

The directory is sub-divided into six categories containing information about choices, opportunities and services available in Highland and beyond, to support transition for all young people from school into adulthood.

An easy read section is included to enable understanding and to promote discussion of the content of the Directory for young people with additional support needs.

Learning Choices

Learning Choices has five categories to enable research of opportunities whether you are staying on at school post 16 or considering opportunities such as further education, higher education, training, volunteering or employment.

It also contains information about other topics that could help you.

Skills Spotlight

Skills Spotlight has been developed to highlight training opportunities relating to employability skills. It will help you to consider your options at the point of leaving school, and beyond, up to the age of 24. Skills Spotlight will help you to research what is available in your area and to plan for further learning or eventual employment.

All opportunities are categorised by age, Stages 1 to 5 on the skills spotlight, skills on offer and area. You can also:

  • Take the self-assessment quiz to help you decide which level is best for you
  • Read each stage description, then select the best level for you
  • Go directly into the stage and select your area to find out what is available
  • Choose opportunities by the skills on offer

Noticeboard

This section is updated on a daily basis and offers information about jobs for young people, volunteering opportunities, events, updates, courses and news items. It also lists wider training opportunities and has a calendar of events.

Search

Searches can be conducted by topic, area or A-Z. A search box for key words appears at the top of each page.

All entries can be saved as a PDF document to a personal folder.

hi-hope.org is compatible with any device with internet access.


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Inclusion Scotland

Inclusion Scotland, the national disabled people's organisation, now has a Highland presence. John Beaton is based in Dingwall and is the Policy and Engagement Officer for the Scotland wide organisation which is run by disabled people for disabled people.  One of the organisation's main aims is … read more…

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Volunteering in the Highlands

What is Volunteering all about? Volunteering is the giving of time and energy Volunteering is all about choice… Your choice! YOU CHOOSE the sort of volunteering you would like to do. It could be something you have always fancied doing or something new you would like to learn. Although… read more…

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Signpost

Signpost is a non–profit making link between volunteers and voluntary organisations. We have offices in Nairn and Inverness working across the voluntary, public and private sectors. It aims to raise the profile of volunteering as a powerful force for change in people’s lives.  It offers… read more…

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Skills Investment Plan for Tourism

The original Skills Investment Plan (SIP) for Scotland's Tourism Sector was published in 2013 to support the growth aspirations of the national tourism strategy.  Much good work has been done to address the skills priorities. This second edition takes into account the shifting landscape in which the sector operates… read more…
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Work Experience
Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.