Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Ten organisations that specialise in working with migrants are offering tailored support, cultural orientation, English language classes and other training across West Yorkshire and part of North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York).

The project will also create new local connections, with opportunities for local people to be volunteer mentors and befrienders, and for employers to provide work placements to help people get a foothold in the job market.


The Path team are proud to be involved in this project which unites expertise from a range of local partners.


Connecting Opportunities is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

Path Yorkshire’s role in Connecting Opportunities

Path is one of the partners offering:

Beginners English (ESOL) Classes
Intermediate English (ESOL) Classes
English for Work Classes
Accredited English Qualifications
Employment support
One-to-one wellbeing support

Eligibility Criteria: 

Connecting Opportunities welcomes all new migrants age 15 and above, men and women, who have permission to work in the UK but are not in work

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