Skills – Third Sector to develop website for charitable sector
A new website, The Skills Platform, is under development by Skills-Third Sector which will allow charities to buy training from providers and discuss their experiences online.
Due to launch in September, the site will help to combat skills shortages in the charitable sector, including impact and evaluation analysis, governance and leadership, business skills and volunteer management. Another factor recently emerging is the lack of digital skills in the sector which could be aided with the launch of this new website.
Speaking exclusively to civilsociety.co.uk, CEO of Skills – Third Sector
Keith Mogford said: “It will be a marketplace, functioning much the same way as a site like Amazon. Employers and organisations from the sector will act as consumers, able to browse and search for training and development opportunities and make informed comparisons and choices then purchase directly through the platform. As well as the marketplace, we also plan that the platform will have functions where people can freely share resources that have proved useful to them, such as in discussion forums.”