College business training initiative

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Cornish businesses are receiving support to develop their workforce through a new resource that has been created by Truro and Penwith College.

The free business toolkit has been designed to help employers access advice and guidance on employee development and financial support for a variety of training programmes.

Initially focusing on the Truro area, business development advisors (BDAs) from the college have been delivering the toolkits, with the aim of supporting employers to upskill their current employees and grow their future workforce.

The toolkits contain guidance on the range of training and support available at the college, while financial support comes in the form of vouchers with discounts on a range of essential courses such as IT skills in Word and Excel.

Each business toolkit also includes a unique serial number, with the numbers being drawn at random on Monday November 27 with the winning box securing its employer a further £500 to spend on business training at the college.

The college’s business development manager, Tom Moran, said: “We have received a fantastic response in the Truro area but still have some toolkits left. We plan to role this initiative out in Falmouth from Friday, December 1, and I would urge businesses from both areas to get in touch with us if the toolkits can help. We plan to cover other areas throughout the county in the New Year and employers can keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages.”

Email the college for more details.

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