The Pathway Group has appointmented a new Head of Strategic Partnerships for The Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance.
Jagdeep Soor or Jag will head the Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance, which is the rebranded next chapter of what was the BAME Apprenticeship Alliance. The rebranded apprecenticeship alliance will work closely with its annual BAME Apprenticeship Awards ceremony which is now called the Multicultural Apprenticeships Awards.
Jagdeep has worked on supporting and driving social mobility through employment, creating opportunities, and changing lives throughout his career. He has previously worked for some of the leading Employability & Skills providers such as Centre for Ageing better, PeoplePlus, Serco, Shaw Trust Advance Housing & Support and G4S.
Pathway Group’s Co-Founder & CEO Safaraz Ali said: “Jagdeep joins us at an important time when we are driving the business forward on many fronts. Jagdeep is an important addition to our senior management team, and I look forward to him making an important contribution to our future growth.”
The group has incubated projects like the Apprenticeship Diversity & Social Mobility Forum (ADSFM) and Apprenticeship Hack, Career Hack, and the Festival of Apprenticeships.
The company was founded in 2000 and has been empowering people through sustainable employment since then. They have delivered on a number of government funded programs and initiatives across the UK supporting people with both Employabilty and Skills to drive social mobility.
They collaborate with many projects and charities to support people with a variety of disadvantages and challenges nationally. The company also offers training to support people into work, 1-2-1 coaching to overcome barriers into employment, alternative education routes for people wanting to access higher education and also Apprenticeships.
“We also want to give a special thanks to all our Patrons that have worked with us over the years, they are the true champions of change, without them supporting us and making the impact to what an inclusive tomorrow looks like, we would be lost. Patrons such as Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, NCFE, JTL, NOCN, Kaplan Financial, RSPCA, Solus, United Utilities, The Co-op, Open University, Rural Payments Agency, Bentley Motors, Acacia Training, Lifetime Training, Severn Trent, WorldSkills UK, Dudley College and TDM,” said Ali.
The new appointee, Jagdeep, said: “I look forward to working with and supporting our existing and welcoming our new Patrons, alongside developing new strategies of engagement, impact and participation.”
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals (IEP) and a judge for the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA). He is responsible for taking the strategy forward, key partnership work, participation and impact of Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance.
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