Council partners with local businesses on digital training initiative that could lead to new job opportunities for residents.

Published: 5 December 2019

Redbridge council has commissioned a new skills training initiative aimed at improving digital literacy and boosting local job opportunities.  

The initiative, being delivered by Career Camp CIC, also supports businesses to find potential new employees by connecting them with residents who have completed the training programme.

The programme identifies and trains residents through a series of business-led challenges designed to inspire and digitally up-skill participants. They will also be supported and mentored by leading employers including Openreach, Transport for London and many more.

As part of the programme the council is holding a Business Breakfast Skills Summit - in conjunction with Work Redbridge – for stakeholders and local employers to engage with the initiative.

The event takes place on Tuesday December 10 at City Gates, 25-29 Clements Rd, Ilford IG1 18H, 8.30am-10am.

The business breakfast summit is aimed at exploring local skills challenges and for businesses to discuss their hiring needs. To book your free place please email: ed@techmixmag.com

Matthew Essex, Operational Director Regeneration, Property and Planning at Redbridge Council said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for both residents and businesses.

“By working with businesses and stakeholders to explore their hiring needs, we are able to shape a digital training programme that can provide participants with the skills employers are looking for.

“We would urge businesses to get involved and shape the discussion on local skill challenges by attending the Business Breakfast summit.”

At the end of the training programme there will be an ‘Employer Expo’ to connect newly-skilled residents to hiring employers and pathway partners.

Residents interested in the training initiative can find out more details via: www.redbridge.gov.uk/workredbridge  or by calling 020 8708 2298

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