Business and Economy
Free government-funded training courses available to 250 adults in the South West
Posted on: 2 March 2021
An additional 250 learner places have been announced on the #Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps which are open to adults in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay, Cornwall and Dorset.
The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region, such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing and IT. The Bootcamps are being run by the Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP) and the Digital Skills Partnership.
Following the success of the oversubscribed Digital bootcamps in January 2021, #Train4Tomorrow has secured additional government funding for 250 learner places on Digital courses which will start next month (April). The closing date for applications is Friday 9 April.
The free-to-access courses are separated into six key areas, including IT, cyber, data science, software, digital marketing and healthcare and courses are worth up to £3,000.
The courses are delivered by industry professionals, and are tailored to match current job vacancies in the region. On completion of the training, participants are guaranteed a job interview in the sector in which they have trained.
Charlotte Collyer, Digital Skills Partnership Manager at HotSW LEP, said: “The #Train4Tomorrow programme is designed to fast-track local people into highly paid, economically resilient sectors. In 2020, roles in the digital and tech sector outgrew every sector bar healthcare, and salaries for digital roles are around 36% higher than the average.
“We are delighted to be able to reopen applications for the Train4Tomorrow Digital bootcamps, which offer people a fantastic range of specialisms, and the chance to re-skill and gain employment by accessing training delivered by some of the best regional national training providers, as well as access to hundreds of employers and live vacancies.”
Each programme consists of 12 weeks of intense training, covering skills and knowledge training as well as support with interview techniques.
Heart of the South West LEP Chair, Karl Tucker, said: “To help the region recover from the impact of the pandemic it is vital that local people are provided with the skills they need to fill job opportunities in the region’s growing sectors; filling the skills gap for employers and getting people back in work.”
To find out more about the #Train4Tomorrow Digital and Technical bootcamps, and to register, go to www.train4tomorrow.org.uk.Posted in: Business and Economy