Newark: New skills bootcamps expanding across Nottinghamshire
Jobseekers are set to benefit from free courses as new skills bootcamps are launched in Nottinghamshire.
D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has been announced as one of several organisations to deliver an expanded national skills bootcamp programme.
These are flexible courses that last up to 16 weeks and give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills.
Taking part in the bootcamps can also help individuals fast-track to an interview with a local employer because the programme has been developed in partnership with employers, providers and local authorities to help people develop the skills that are currently in demand.
The courses have also been developed as part of the government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan For Jobs.
Courses will include coding and software development, IT, networking, infrastructure, cyber and system security and digital marketing.
D2N2 LEP aim to help more adults gain digital skills, which are becoming increasingly sought after as 82% of all job openings online request digital skills.
Elizabeth Fagan, chairman of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “Training in the skills of the future and the skills we know our employers need is critical to our region’s economic recovery and our long-term growth.
“Skills Bootcamps will complement the many schemes that are already up and running across our region. I would urge prospective learners and employers to see what training and course options are available.”
The free courses are open to anyone aged 19 or over and is employed, self-employed, recently become unemployed or returning to work after a break.