The Luton Skills hub will support the residents of Luton in employability and skills development.

We are pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Luton Borough Council to implement an online skills hub in Luton.

The skills hub - Luton Skills - will be made up of a front-end website for employment and skills resources and the SignedUp platform which will store, manage and process a variety of local skills services.

The SignedUp platform has grown rapidly over the last twelve months, with new implementations popping up across Nottingham & Derby, the South East of England, East Kent College and the University of the West of Scotland.

The Luton Skills team will now be able to seamlessly coordinate all of their different programmes to support their skills development initiatives, and provide residents with an interactive portal in which they can build their profiles and transparently access programmes and opportunities available to them.

Preparing for a skilled future

Luton Skills is focused on building skills for residents of all ages in their region through the platform. An example of where this has been running successfully is through employed.im in the Isle of Man.

PDMS Employed has been powering the Isle of Man implementation, employed.im, for the past five years. employed.im runs work experience programme management across five high schools and over four hundred students engaging with up to six weeks of placements with local employers each year. In addition to the programme management of the Island’s work experience, the portal also provides students and residents with e-portfolios, in which they can build their online CVs, record achievements, and store certificates and important employability documentation, securely. Participants of a programme are able to see opportunities available, and shortlist or apply through the portal. Not just limiting themselves to school work experience, employed.im also supports the administration and coordination of apprenticeship programmes and membership management for two key sectors on the Island; Awareness of Careers in Engineering (ACE) and Manx ICT Association (MICTA).