GMLPF’s online training directory Mapped Out, designed to help teenagers find out what training opportunities are available to them when leaving school, has notched up over 4000 searches over the past 3 months.
Visits to the GMLPF site are reaching 5000 per month with a third of them landing directly on the Mapped Out search page for information on the training options available to them . Membership Development Manager Joanne Rymer explains:
‘In recent months we’ve seen thousands of people visit us at www.gmlpf.net/mappedout for the first time. The resource is the only one of its kind in the UK that brings together training opportunities for the region across different sectors and levels of qualification. It’s a particularly useful tool for providers to engage with the difficult to reach audience of 16 to 18 year olds.’
On the portal teenagers can search for training ranging from Study Programmes to Higher Apprenticeships.
Visitors to the site choose which area of Merseyside they want search results for and can even drill down into the type of job they would like to do. Results are shown on a map alongside handy information such as which bus routes reach provider training centres. Teenagers can submit an email enquiry via Mapped Out or use the provider contact details to telephone.
Dental nurse qualifications, hairdressing and sports-related training are among the most popular career opportunities that young people want more information on.
Any training organisations wishing to become a GMLPF member and list their courses on Mapped Out can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.