Free career training opportunities are being rolled out across Greater Manchester as part of a £7 million skills bootcamp.

The Skills Bootcamps initiative aims to support residents progress in their careers by providing them with access to in-demand skills training and fast-track to interviews for higher-skilled jobs.

The programme is designed to benefit employers by assisting them in filling specific skills shortages and vacancies, thereby increasing productivity within their organisations.

The latest wave of Skills Bootcamps covers a wide range of sectors including construction and green, digital, manufacturing and engineering, hospitality, logistics, education and health and social care.

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Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, Greater Manchester’s lead for Technical Education and Skills, said: “The latest wave of Skills Bootcamps underscores our commitment to equipping residents with the skills they need to thrive in today’s dynamic job market.

“We believe that by providing accessible training opportunities and empowering individuals to excel in their careers, we can drive economic growth, reduce inequalities, and create a prosperous future for all residents of Greater Manchester.”

Residents are encouraged to explore the diverse range of Skills Bootcamps available and take advantage of the opportunities.

Employers who are interested in training their existing workforce are required to contribute towards the training costs.

The contribution is set at 30 per cent of the total training costs, with a reduced rate of 10 per cent applicable to employers with fewer than 250 employees.

For more information on the current Skills Bootcamp courses, visit the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website.

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