Tapping into Skills for Growth Support
As an organisation that provides support to upskill staff and volunteers to move towards paid employment, FRADE has a naturally high volunteer turnover and with it a continual need to train. That’s why Skills for Growth support has been so valuable for the charity in helping to source the right training and skills support for the team to provide high-quality experiences and aid their development.
General Manager, Michelle Tierney, told us: “Our volunteer workforce is the backbone of our charity, so we needed to identify a good source of regular training, particularly in terms of health and safety, to upskill our new and existing volunteers to provide them with the skills they need to complete their roles effectively and to give each individual the best chance of moving on to paid employment.”
After completing a Training Needs Analysis with FRADE, the Skills for Growth team identified and recommended 17 part and fully funded training courses.
Michelle commented: “We were surprised at how comprehensive the skills development plan was and by the amount of free training that was available to our charity. The Skills for Growth team conducted a full training audit on everyone involved within our organisation and identified a number of training options for each department to consider.”