Don’t forget that BID area businesses can tap into fully-funded training, relevant to the workplace, from Gower College Swansea.
From business administration and marketing to sector-specific accredited courses across housing, manufacturing, and green technology; Gower College Swansea has nearly 100 fully funded courses for businesses of all kinds.
One popular area of focus is the Digital Skills for Business programme, which equips people of all digital competencies with the skills to thrive in the ever-changing, digital world.
A business about to reap the benefits of the programme, is Welsh tourism giant, Bluestone, whose staff are enrolled in several courses provided by Gower College Swansea.
Helen John, Bluestone Academy Manager, said: “Historically, the hospitality industry isn’t portrayed as a career of choice and has the perception that it is low-skilled and low-paid. By giving accreditation through these training courses and by building the kudos, you’re going to change the mindset and perception of the industry. In Wales, tourism and hospitality is one of our biggest employers. I think we need to start showcasing it as a great career to go into.”
Fully funded, accredited courses span a breadth of skillsets and topics. Courses are funded by the Skills for Industry project and the Personal Learning Account programme. The Skills for Industry project is aimed at private, public and voluntary sector organisations to invest in their workforce and is fully-funded by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. A Personal Learning Account (PLA) is a programme funded by the Welsh Government, which allows those who meet the criteria to study part-time around their existing responsibilities and obtain skills and qualifications to change or progress their career.
If you would like to explore the courses offered through Gower College Swansea, contact the team directly on: [email protected] or call 01792 284 400. The deadline for course applications is 31 July 2022.
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