Moray’s public, private and third sectors have joined forces to provide a single point of contact for businesses and people to access information on skills, employment, training and support.
Launched yesterday, 17 April, the consortium has developed a website and social media platforms for people to access and connect with what’s on offer. Called the Moray Pathways (Learn: Train: Work), the website is now online at http://www.moraypathways.co.uk .
The establishment of the consortium will provide a single point of contact – by email or website – for employers and partners to access and share information that will help boost employment in Moray. They will also meet every six weeks to stay up to speed on trends and issues.
Leader of Moray Council and chair of Moray Council’s Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Graham Leadbitter, said the development will be a big help to employers and those seeking training or work.
“This is a unique facility for everyone concerned with employment,” he said. “From a business trying to find an apprentice, to those seeking help with training to get into work – at any age.”
The new joint approach is bringing together all existing training providers and the key employment support services. It provides an opportunity to work collaboratively to establish any gaps in provision across the employability pipeline.
A spokesperson for Moray Council said: “The new Moray Pathways (Learn: Train: Work ) consortium has been developed to help de-clutter the employability landscape for private and third sector businesses as well as for partners in the public sector.
“Most importantly, it provides a simpler way to engage and improve the range of support and provision available for people of all ages in Moray.”
This innovative development matches the Scottish Government’s aim to provide a local employability system that provides flexible and person-centred support, and one that is easier to navigate.
To find out more information contact the consortium via the Moray Pathways website, twitter and Facebook pages, or by email: [email protected]