Skills Launchpad: new online skills service launched for Plymouth

A new free one-stop shop skills service aimed at helping Plymouth residents has been launched.

The launch of Skills Launchpad Plymouth comes at a time of uncertainty surrounding grades, jobs and employment and aims to help people to build the skills that employers need both today and in the future.

The service launched by the City Council and its partners across the city includes targeted support for young people through the new Youth Hub and for those who are facing redundancy through the new Adult Hub.

Councillor Jon Taylor, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Transformation said: “Our Skills Launchpad is a virtual, safe space where young people can go to receive advice and support that is right for them. It shows the great opportunities available in the city, links young people to advisers and advice, helps you find mental health support if necessary and brings together impartial careers advice with job and apprenticeship offers along with better understanding of further study and training options.

"Focused specifically on Plymouth, this has been a fantastic partnership effort with all partners bringing everything together for the first time to support the schools, the employers and the people in and around Plymouth as we deal with the economic impact of Covid-19.”

Skills Launchpad Plymouth will be continuously developed as the go to place for local skills support, providing orientation and up to date real-time job market intelligence so that local people can stay informed about the real employment opportunities today and in the future.

Visit the Skills Launchpad Plymouth website