“PATH promotes equality of opportunity in the labour market and supports businesses in working towards a more diverse workforce.”

PATH Yorkshire has a distinct 30 years track record in providing training, work coaching, mentoring and career opportunities to economically and socially disadvantaged communities.

Learning and empowerment is at the heart of PATH Yorkshire’s agenda underpinned by a belief that everyone deserves a chance.

Its sound ethical and social objectives add value to regeneration action and strategies aimed at inclusion and widening participation of under-represented and ‘hard to reach’ minority ethnic groups.

PATH Yorkshire recognises that community engagement is about building individual and collective capacity in forging mutually beneficial alliances and partnerships with all sectors and industries, which is essential to fulfil its mission and key priorities.

Mission Statement

To enhance the life chances of disadvantaged communities by developing their potential through the provision of quality vocational training, education and career opportunities, in all areas of employment.

Main aims and objectives

To reduce inequalities in participation levels

To address under-representation of disadvantaged groups and discrimination in the labour market

To build safer, stronger communities, promote inclusion and community cohesion

To strengthen the confidence and capacity of ethnic minority and disadvantaged communities


PATH Yorkshire is a registered charity formed under the auspices of the local authority in August 1985. It has been endorsed by the Secretary of State for Employment under Sections 37 and 38 of the Race Relations Act 1976, as a positive action organisation that can provide training, education and relevant support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities within vocational areas where they are under-represented.

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