Projects Skills2Work Overview
Skills2Work Project Overview
This contract is the first to be won by the Network as a consortium delivery and we are determined to make a real success of it! We have 25 delivery partners who are actively engaged in delivering the contract, of whom 21 are Network members.
The project's lead partner is Lancaster Consulting and they brought members of the Network together to bid to the LSC on the first Network bid. The £750,000 funding is provided by the Learning Skills Council and Yorkshire Forward, and is divided amongst the consortia members based on the outputs that they achieve. The partners work closely together, having update meetings and regular contact to meet these goals and to help and support each other.
A key to success for the project will be the support of local employers:
We are inviting employers with over 100 staff to sign up to a Co-operation Agreement which not only will make a real difference to the lives of local people seeking jobs but we hope will also be helpful to the employers who sign up.
We can help with recruitment by publicising vacancies at no cost to the employer. We can also provide pre–selection training for job seekers in the skills sought by the employer. In return, employers are invited to offer work experience, shadowing and interviews to our job beneficiaries, and tell us about their vacancies and skills needed.