LEP launches new skills website

Published 20th February 2015 at 9:54am

Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a new website to help local businesses to find the skills training they need to grow.

The website www.growththroughtraining.org.uk launched this week to an audience of local business people. The event, which took place in Doncaster, was the first in a series of workshops to give businesses advice about how they can grow their companies by taking advantage of the training and apprenticeship opportunities available in the Sheffield City Region.

This new website has been designed to put employers in touch with skills information which is tailored to their needs as quickly as possible. The website asks employers to input basic information about their company size and sector and then suggests suitable training providers, colleges or government initiatives to meet their needs.

LEP Board Member and Managing Partner of Brewster Pratap Recruitment Consultants Nigel Brewster said,

“As a local business person, I understand that employers don’t have time to spare to get to grips with the all the skills providers and courses on offer. However, thousands of local businesses in the Sheffield City Region know that they need a better skilled workforce to grow and want to get their staff the skills they need. This simple new website starts to address this by giving local businesses who find skills initiatives difficult or confusing faster access to information about training and apprenticeships that are appropriate to their business needs.

“The Sheffield City Region LEP is passionate about growing businesses and getting them the skills they need to compete nationally and internationally. This new website is just the start of this and we’ll be rolling out more services later this year.”

Sheffield City Region LEP is working with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to host a series of skills events which take place in Doncaster, Chesterfield, Sheffield and Retford in February and March 2015. The launch took place at the first event in Doncaster on Wednesday 18 February at the Holiday Inn.

Future Sheffield City Region skills events will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday 10 March, 9am to 1pm, Casa Hotel, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield
  • Friday 13 March, 9am to 1pm, Royal Victoria Holiday Inn, Sheffield
  • Tuesday 17 March, 9am to 1pm, West Retford Hotel, Retford

Events are free but places are limited. Businesses are encouraged to register online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For booking information visit: http://growththroughtraining.org.uk/skillsevents

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