Skills round table will call on Telford employers to help bridge skills gap

Skills round table will call on Telford employers to help bridge skills gap
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Published: September 25th, 2017

_100x150_paulhinkinscopyTelford Business Board has announced a partnership with the Marches LEP which will see it host a Skills Round Table event aimed at developing an important link between local training providers and employers within the region.

The event runs from 0915 on Wednesday 4 October, at The University of Wolverhampton’s Priorslee Campus, and will see a number of local employers and training providers, share their forthcoming plan to help better prepare young people for the world of work and businesses.

The initiative has set out to provide a platform for training providers to showcase all of the offers that are readily available for businesses, who are looking to build and maintain a highly skilled workforce. And, it will give employers the opportunity to share some of the recruitment challenges they are faced with when they’re looking to employ young people.

Paul Hinkins, Chair of Telford Business Board said: "We are thrilled to support this initiative, it’s hugely important that local training providers and businesses work together. It’s vital that we connect with young millennials and make sure that they have all the essential skills that are needed for the business world, as they are our future workforce."

Guest speakers from the local colleges will include Ian Oakes Vice-Principal from the University of Wolverhampton and Graham Guest, Principal at Telford College, who will discuss the importance of engaging both students and employers for the future.

Details about the apprenticeship offer including higher level apprenticeships, the apprenticeship levy, and the implications for employers in the local area will also be covered. Click here to register.

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