Thousands of adults across Greater Manchester are benefitting from locally funded skills training as devolution of the £92 million Adult Education Budget (AEB).
The AEB, which transfers funding, from central government to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), is supporting tens of thousands of the city-region’s residents every year to develop the skills they need for life and work.
This opportunity will help to ensure that employers can access the skilled workforce needed for businesses across the city-region to grow and thrive.
Pathway Group & GMCA
Our contract for the Greater Manchester area is to work with the unemployed.
Our model centres on getting each learner adopt work habits from day one – This Pathway ‘Work First’ approach, equips learners with the right skills, at the right levels, to secure and sustain meaningful, gainful employment.
Along with our sub-contractors will generate referrals through two key streams:
Targeted Pro-active Community Outreach – reaching individuals within their local community setting, including pop-up events in local shopping centres across each of the ten local authorities, GP surgeries, libraries, co-location in Jobcentre Plus offices, IAG events at our network of 41 schools targeting parents and carers across GM
Partner referrals – From our existing network of partners across Greater Manchester including over 20 Housing Associations, and over 100 grass roots Community Organisations