North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has secured funding from the National Skills Fund to run a series of Skills Bootcamps in rail engineering, culture and events, and the logistics sector.
Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses that give residents the opportunity to train and gain the valuable skills they need to improve their job prospects.
Cllr Karen Kilgour, Cabinet Member for Education, Inclusion and Skills said:
“We are committed to empowering people and giving them the skills, they need to further their careers.
“These Skills Bootcamps are part of our skills strategy ‘Opportunity for All’ which sets out our vision of a dynamic and more inclusive economy, one that brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a high quality across the North of Tyne.”
Driving up the skills capacity of the people in the region leads to a more flexible and productive workforce which in turn is a key driver for productivity improvements and employment opportunities.
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Alex Burghart said:
“Skills Bootcamps are a highly effective way to learn skills at pace in a range of in demand sectors including digital, construction and green transport.
“This funding boost will support even more adults across the region to take advantage of these free courses and get on the path to well-paid careers.”
The Combined Authority’s skills strategy ‘Opportunity for All’, is about creating an inclusive economy, which brings together people and opportunities to create vibrant communities and a high quality of life, narrowing inequalities and ensuring that all residents have a stake in our region’s future.
If you would like to find out more about the Skills Bootcamps, please contact Andrew.Gladstone-Heighton@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk
More details about Skills Bootcamps can be found here.
NTCA’s skills strategy ‘Opportunity for All’ can be found here