AN organisation in York that helps people get back to work has been given a mark of quality.

City of York Council’s learning and training organisation has been accredited with a nationally-recognised quality mark for providing support to individuals to make learning and work more accessible.

The Matrix Standard award was gained following a rigorous four-day inspection involving evaluation by and discussions with learners, employers, partners and staff.

Previously held by York Training Centre and Future Prospects, these two services merged with Adult and Community Education a couple of years ago to form the new organisation, York Learning. The award confirms that the merger has resulted in an improved, more far-reaching service.

Cllr Janet Looker, cabinet member for education, said: “York Learning can move forward, confident that it is delivering a quality service. The very positive comments from those interviewed have given this relatively new service a great boost and the action plan for continuous improvement will be enthusiastically followed through.

“I am delighted that the high quality work done by York Learning to encourage residents into learning and work has been recognised by the achievement of this award.”

Matrix is awarded for excellence in information, advice and guidance to clients and learners.

York Learning is organising a Jobs Fair at York RI Sports Hall next Thursday (March 19). For further details of this events please contact 01904 554277.