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Solent Partners’ Skills Bootcamp set to future proof workplaces

27 November 2023
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Solent Partners has set up 'a series of Solent Skills Bootcamps' to give employers and the self-employed the opportunity to retrain, upskill, and fill vacancies.

Industry expert training providers who will be delivering the Skills Bootcamps are listed as follows: Digital Marketing - YTKO; Maritime Transport and Logistics - South Hampshire College Group; Care Services - South Hampshire College Group and Isle of Wight College ; Business Skills for Creatives - University of Portsmouth; Green Skills - Yuzu; Catering and Hospitality - Whitehead Ross.

Ian Ross, CEO of Whitehead-Ross Education, said: “We are delighted to be working with Solent Partners to support local jobseekers to access local opportunities in hospitality supervision and leadership roles, whilst supporting the skills and recruitment needs of local employers.

''Over the next six months, we will be supporting 40 jobseekers from across the Solent.” 

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The bootcamps were launched through £1.2 million of funding provided by the Department for Education.

Solent Partners Chair Rachael Randall said: “We are delighted to launch the exciting Skills Bootcamp programme for the benefit of the region. This is a fantastic opportunity which will enable the Solent workforce to flourish, and ultimately support our economic growth. 

“These courses have been co-designed with employers to respond to skills shortages in the region and we plan to offer the region’s workforce the right support to thrive in these fast-developing industries. 

“The Skills Bootcamp programme aligns with Solent Partners’ aims to work with local industry to promote the collective prosperity and sustainability of the Solent economy. 

“If you are an employer wanting to future-proof your workforce, and develop your existing talent, or if you are self-employed or unemployed looking for new opportunities please get in touch to register your interest.” 

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Tom Kilkelly started working as a freelance journalist for The Business Magazine following his graduation from UCL in 2022.

During his studies Tom became very interested in the works of Irish authors including Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan).

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