GMLPF has developed a live online directory of Apprenticeships and other training opportunities available for young people aged 16 to 18 in the Merseyside area.
Mapped Out Online has been designed to help young people explore the training options available to them when they leave school, or if they drop out of college. These include Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Study Programmes and NVQs, searchable by industry sector. The directory provides useful information such as the location of training providers and colleges who provide the courses, transport routes, and details of additional support available including financial support.
Tool for advisors
Mapped Out Online is a useful tool for individuals and organisations who advise and guide young people in their careers choices including schools, parents, careers advisors, youth centres and community organisations.
James Glendenning, chief executive of GMLPF said
“Mapped Out Online is one of the projects that GMLPF is investing in to help Merseyside’s young people start successful careers by developing their skills. Sometimes the first step in this important journey can be the most difficult – researching the options and just finding out exactly what courses and opportunities are out there. Mapped Out Online, which once launched will list courses from over 60 Merseyside training providers and colleges, will go some way to overcoming this first hurdle.”
Mapped Out Online directory is a web version of the printed fold-out poster of Apprenticeships provision which has been widely distributed across Merseyside for the last 3 years. GMLPF would like to thank Greater Merseyside Career Connect Partnership for their invaluable input during the consultation stages of Mapped Out Online.
Mapped Out Online is currently in test stages and will be formally launched in January. For further information please contact [email protected]