New digital careers information portal gets the green light to inspire young people in Leeds

A new digital on-line portal providing a wealth of support to young people as they pursue their future careers ambitions, has been agreed this month by Leeds City Council.

Designed and developed by Leeds based U-Explore Limited, the Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) platform will offer all young people moving through high school education and into work, the opportunity to access through their computer, phone and tablet, the best and most up to-date information to inform their future study and career choices. With interactive e-learning activities, available for use in schools and at home, the platform sets out to inspire young people as to the full range of career opportunities in and around the city and helping them to improve their chances of securing high-skilled employment.

To ensure that as many young people as possible have the chance to use the platform, a range of support will be made available to schools to implement with their students, as well as an opportunity for local employers to get involved and contribute to video content to bring jobs and opportunities alive.

Leeds City Council is committed to ensuring that all young people and their families are better informed about the jobs, careers and opportunities available to them and the pathways. This new platform will play a key role in this work, and provide a crucial pathway to support young people’s transition from learning to earning.

It is expected that developments on the Leeds portal, which will build on the existing platform startprofile.com, will begin going live this summer.

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