A web-based system developed by learning technology provider MyKnowledgeMap (MKM) to help raise recruitment levels and provide training in sectors where women are under-represented has been adopted by a second Sector Skills Council.
Automotive Skills, the Council for the retail motor industry has commissioned the system to handle administration of its Women and Work Sector Pathways Initiative.
Women working in the retail motor sector can register their interest online, quickly and easily, using the system which then captures details needed by Automotive Skills, and allows individuals to access custom training plans.
The food and drink Sector Skills Council, Improve is already using a similar system to enable women working in food and drink manufacturing to register for a level three Introductory Certificate in Management.
The Council’s Adult Learning remit engages employers to assist staff in improving basic skills, provide opportunities to acquire new skills and knowledge, wherever possible through access to public funding, such as Train to Gain and Women in Work.
Other key areas are careers, 14-19 year old provision, management and leadership, and sector qualification strategy.
York-based MKM has broad experience of working with Sector Skills Councils, primarily as a provider of virtual academy platforms for managing skills and competencies across industry sectors including food & drink manufacturing, sport & active leisure, care, and retail.
About Automotive Skills Ltd
Automotive Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the retail motor industry, charged by government and employers with leading the drive to boost competitiveness through skills development. Its role is to:
• identify and reduce skills shortages raising employers ambition in the demand for skills;
• develop innovative ways to both attract new recruits into the industry and develop the skills of the existing workforce;
• influence Government and its agencies to respond positively to the needs of the retail motor industry;
• make learning providers more responsive to the needs of the sector, supporting and developing learning provision which impacts on business performance.
Founded in 2000, MyKnowledgeMap (often known as MKM) is a dynamic company delivering web-based knowledge systems designed by individuals, for the individual.
Further Information from:
Rob Arntsen / Tom Holland, MyKnowledgeMap +44 (0) 1904 659465
Peter Muir +44 (0) 1296 715228