Web­site just the job for skills ser­vice

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - ET Business Daily - By JOHN KRALEVICH john.kralevich@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk *Peter­bor­oughet

A NEW web­site has been launched by Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice to im­prove youth em­ploy­a­bil­ity, a site de­signed to sup­port the growth of this ser­vice and help con­nect peo­ple to lo­cal op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Sup­ported by Op­por­tu­nity Peter­bor­ough and Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil, the Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice is a pi­o­neer­ing new bro­ker­age pro­gramme that fa­cil­i­tates the de­liv­ery of work-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties, such as men­tor­ing, ca­reers talks, class­room ses­sions and work ex­pe­ri­ence place­ments.

The new site acts as a cen­tral in­for­ma­tion por­tal for ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing providers, em­ploy­ers and Peter­bor­ough’s young peo­ple.

It is easy to nav­i­gate and hosts valu­able re­sources, use­ful links, the lat­est skills news and up­com­ing events.

Schools and col­leges can read about events to see some of the ac­tiv­i­ties they could take ad­van­tage of in the fu­ture.

Young peo­ple and their par­ents can find links to in­for­ma­tion to help them with ca­reer and ed­u­ca­tion choices, and about how Peter­bor­ough Youth Coun­cil and the new Youth MP are work­ing to help them.

Lo­cal em­ploy­ers are en­cour­aged to visit the web­site to learn how Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice can pro­vide as­sis­tance, and be sign­posted to the most re­cent fund­ing and de­vel­op­ments for ed­u­ca­tion and skills in the city.

Stella Cock­er­ill, from the Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice, said: “Since the Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice launched in Oc­to­ber 2011, more than 1,100 busi­nesses have signed up and over 850 work place­ments have been se­cured.

“This new web­site will make it eas­ier to co-or­di­nate all this ac­tiv­ity and of­fers a cen­tral point for em­ploy­ers and ed­u­ca­tion providers to stay up to date with skills ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The web­site www. pe­ter­bor­ough­skillsser­vice. com is now live. Em­ploy­ers can now reg­is­ter to Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice on­line via the new web­site. Stay up to date by also fol­low­ing the ser­vice on twit­ter @Pskillsser­vice

key to co-or­di­na­tion: Stella Cock­er­ill, of the Peter­bor­ough Skills Ser­vice.

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