The aim of the fund is to build the skills levels of Manchester residents while complementing and providing progression routes to further learning and employment and volunteering. There is an emphasis on creative and innovative ways of engaging non-traditional learners.
The key objectives of this activity are:
• To deliver a programme of community learning activities which enable adults to move towards sustained employment and active citizenship, improving employability and essential skills and/or providing opportunities for learners to become involved in the local community
• To encourage Manchester residents who are workless and have low level skills to engage in learning and progress to further training opportunities, particularly targeting those who mainstream provision struggles to engage
• To provide information, advice and guidance on further learning opportunities for workless residents from voluntary and community based organisations to mainstream skills and employment support services