In a virtually hosted event, the Skills Launchpad Plymouth team has announced plans to open a one-stop skills shop in the heart of the city centre within Barclays Armada Way. This free face-to-face support for skills, training, education, careers and jobs, is for anyone – whatever their age – and will provide local people with access to independent information, advice and guidance to help them take their next steps.
The Skills Launchpad, which will open at the end of April when lockdown is lifted, is the latest measure by the Council to provide help for people affected by the pandemic and guide them as they take their next steps.
The economic impact of the global pandemic has created huge uncertainty about exam grades, job security and employment prospects and as part of the city’s Resurgam programme, the Council along with its partners, set up ‘Skills Launchpad Plymouth’ last summer.
The initiative aimed to help local people at risk of losing their income, facing redundancy, young people whose first career steps are now uncertain and students wondering what the future holds.
The Skills Launchpad virtual one-stop-shop for skills, training, education, careers and jobs is helping local people get the right advice and information, and has already supported over 10,000 people through its Youth Hub and Adult Hub.
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These facilities are available for any PMG member to use free of charge.