The iLearn project was formally launched in February and since then over 50 members of the voluntary and community sector across Greater Manchester have expressed and interest in taking some part in the project.
Offering a range of informal learning opportunities to both volunteers and paid workers iLearn represents a great way of improving the skill base of the sector at little or no cost to either the individuals or the organisations involved.
iLearn encourages people to look at their own learning needs and then offers solutions to those needs through peer to peer support. Work shadowing, mentoring or coaching can be arranged through iLearn so that the learning needs of individuals can be met through personal contact.
Group learning through problem solving can also be arranged through iLearn. Also known as Action Learning Sets solutions to work based issues are offered by colleagues to colleagues.
iLearn has also been developing the pool of coaches available within Greater Manchester by offering an ILM accredited level 3 coaching course. Demand for this course has been high and a second tranche of potential coaches are currently signing up for the next course which will start in September.