Businesses invited to find out more about free training opportunities

Strode CollegeLocal businesses are being invited to attend a free information event at Strode College to find out more about the wide variety of training opportunities available – many of which are fully funded.

The college, in Street, has grants and bursaries available for local businesses that want to up-skill and re-skill their workforce. The funding has come from the European Social Fund, to help support businesses in the region to get ready to be part of the Hinkley C development.

From courses on leadership and risk management to construction-related training, the college can offer a range of training opportunities to local companies.

Businesses with fewer than 250 employees could even be eligible for a full training bursary or grant.

Judith Baker, Business Development Consultant at Strode College, said: “This event is open to businesses across the south west and is the perfect way for local companies to find out about the training opportunities open to them.

“Thanks to the funding that has been released by the European Social Fund there are a range of grants and bursaries available to businesses, and those companies with less than 250 employees could be eligible to have their training costs paid in full.

“I hope local businesses will take this opportunity to come along to this event and find out more about the opportunities available to up-skill their workforce.”

Attendees at the evening will also be able to attend four business development sessions:

· Planning for growth – a taste of project management techniques

· Getting the best from your people – developing your team leaders

· Business admin – a cost or a value-add activity?

· Construction – can you comply and be profitable?

Cllr Tom Killen, Portfolio Holder for Business Development and Growth and Deputy Leader of Mendip District Council, said: “Creating a skilled workforce is a key issue and this is an excellent opportunity for businesses in Mendip and across the south west to find out more about the training opportunities available to them.

“It’s great to see such important events like this, which support our successful and established businesses, staged in the district.”

The ‘Make Your Business Stand Out From the Rest’ session takes place at Strode College, Street, on Tuesday October 21st at 6pm.

For more information or to reserve a place, call 01458 844457 or email [email protected]