Skills for Health adopts online platform for voluntary sector

Skills for Health has taken ownership of the Skills Platform from Skills Effect, it has been revealed.

The Skills Platform, an online marketplace and community, offers those working within the voluntary sector a place to search for direct training, mentors, consultants, employees and practitioners that are able to help them strengthen skills within their field.

The initial development of the platform has shown that what was initially designed as a solution for the third sector has a wider significance and application for skills development across the UK economy as a whole.

John Rogers CEO of Skills for Health has recognised the obvious benefits to the wider health sector. He comments, “The Skills Platform has a huge potential to revolutionise collaboration in training and development across the third sector, the health sector and beyond. We look forward to working with all of the key stakeholders who have engaged with the Skills Platform to date and to realising the wider potential of the platform.”

Keith Mogford, the CEO of Skills Effect will be moving to Skills for Health as the Development Director for the Skills Platform. He comments: “The popularity and the success of the platform so far has proven that there is a need for the service and the continued use of a skill sharing system within the sector.

“ We are particularly delighted with the progress of the online community and I am pleased to be able to take this forward within my new role at Skills for Health. I am confident that the move is the most beneficial for the platform, with Skills for Health being in a very strong position to support the Platform for the long term.” 

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