Progressing careers with Skills Bootcamps
An exciting new skills programme has been launched across York and North Yorkshire.
York & North Yorkshire LEP has partnered with specialist providers and leading employers in our area to deliver a programme of 30 Skills Bootcamps, supporting more than 800 individuals. These Skills Bootcamps are also designed to help businesses develop their own workforce, with up to 90% of all training costs met by Y&NY LEP.
A range of courses to apply for
For learners, Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving those who take part the opportunity to build up specific skills and – if they are unemployed or seeking to change career – a fast-track to an interview with an employer looking to recruit new talent.
This current programme of Skills Bootcamps offers a wide range of courses in areas such as digital marketing skills, advanced office tools, cyber security, programming, construction, forestry, green energy and care – all reflecting the diverse needs of our local economy.
Y&NY LEP has secured funding from the Department for Education to deliver the programme, which runs until the end of March 2024.
Peter Emery, Chair of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Skills and Employability Board, said: “Skills Bootcamps offer a great way for learners to progress their careers and for employers to gain additional expertise. This latest menu of courses offers an exciting range of opportunities and can be tailored to a company’s actual needs thus making them a very attractive option to many SMEs and micro-businesses.”
Partners delivering Skills Bootcamps in collaboration with Y&NY LEP include Learning Curve Group, City of York Council, Calderdale College, Coders Guild, Corecom Technology Academy, Northern Regeneration CIC, Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (Wakefield College), Hybrid Technical Services, Luminate Education Group (from November 23 onwards) and Craven College.