New online tool from Lantra aims to help boost job prospects for adults with disabilities

Adults with learning or physical disabilities will soon log on to an online service from Lantra to help them tackle landscape gardening.

Lantra, the sector-skills council for environment and land-based industries, said it would support volunteers at the day-care centre at Northdale Horticulture.

They will record the practical skills they undertake on Lantra's Skills Manager system, said Rob Lloyd-Jones, Lantra business-development manager.

"Skills Manager lets people see the skills they develop, from time management and team work to more technical industry skills, to boost their confidence and abilities."

Northdale Horticulture will be using a bespoke version of the online tool, adapted to record tests and suggest how their skills cross over into industry-recognised job roles.

Simon Cross, manager at Northdale Horticulture, said: "We can monitor and record the skills of all the individuals and provide them with a record of achievement."

Northdale Horticulture won funding for the training program from North Yorkshire Learning Consortium to develop its volunteer's skills further.


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