Free training courses worth up to £3,000 are being provided for people in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay as part of the #Train4Tomorrow series of digital and technical bootcamps.
The programme is designed to help people enter highly paid growth industries in the region such as cyber security, data science, software development, digital marketing, IT, digital healthcare, welding, engineering and construction, and are being run by the Heart of the South West LEP (HotSW LEP) and the Digital Skills Partnership.
The bootcamps are separated into ten key areas, including cyber, data science, software, digital marketing, healthcare and technical strands such as welding, photonics and microelectronics.
Each course is delivered by industry professionals, and is tailored to match current job vacancies in the region. When completed, participants are guaranteed an interview in the sector 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. These bootcamps offer people a fantastic range of digital and technical specialisms, delivered by some of the best regional and national training providers, as well as access to hundreds of employers and live vacancies. This is an early pilot wave of Digital and Technical Bootcamps that will inform a wider national roll-out from the Department of Education next year, and a fantastic opportunity for people to re-skill and gain employment.”
Each programme consists of 12 weeks of intense training, covering skills and knowledge training as well as support with interview techniques.
HotSW LEP Chair, Karl Tucker, said: “It’s more important now than ever for our business community to pull together to help the region recover from the impact of the pandemic.
“Providing local people with job opportunities in the region’s growing sectors, is key to the success of the economy in the Heart of the South West region; 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.
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