Skills map aims to help business find training opportunities

Janine Smith

A vital new platform offering a one-stop-shop for people and businesses looking for skills support across Greater Manchester has launched. GM Skills Map is being delivered by GM Business Growth Hub on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The platform stands as the most comprehensive skills directory in the region and aims to simplify the process of exploring skills provision for employers and learners across the region. The website contains information on thousands of training courses and apprenticeship programmes from hundreds of training providers, including universities and colleges.

From marketing to finance and IT to green skills, the online directory covers a range of sectors, ensuring that users can find relevant skills and training opportunities tailored to their needs. A previous version of the platform was used for companies to search and access courses under the successful Skills for Growth Programme which helped more than 20,000 individuals get skills support.

Director of GM Business Growth Hub, Janine Smith, said: “The enhanced GM Skills Map will revolutionise skills provision in Greater Manchester, empowering businesses and individuals to thrive in today’s competitive landscape. Using GM Skills Map, they can seamlessly navigate the wide variety of training opportunities on offer. By making informed decisions regarding available skills, businesses can unlock growth, drive and innovation.”

Using GM Skills Map, businesses and individuals can easily find, compare, and understand available skills provision. The Business Essentials section enables quick searches in key areas such as marketing, HR, finance, IT, and leadership. For those interested in apprenticeships, detailed information on employer commitments, minimum wage, funding, and levy matching is readily available.