LEP launches skills website

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A new website to help city region businesses find the training they need to grow.

www.growththroughtraining.org.uk was launched this week to an audience of business people at an event in Doncaster - the first in a series of workshops to give businesses advice about how they can grow by improving skills.

Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership is behind the scheme which sees employers input information about their company size and sector and then suggests suitable training providers, colleges or government initiatives to meet their needs.

LEP board member and managing partner of Brewster Pratap recruitment consultants, Nigel Brewster, said: “As a local business person, I understand that employers don’t have time to spare to get to grips with the all the skills providers and courses on offer.

“However, thousands of local businesses in the Sheffield City Region know that they need a better skilled workforce. This simple new website starts to address this by giving local businesses who find skills initiatives difficult or confusing faster access to information about training and apprenticeships that are appropriate to their business needs.

“The Sheffield City Region LEP is passionate about growing businesses and getting them the skills they need to compete nationally and internationally. This new website is just the start of this and we’ll be rolling out more services later this year.”

Sheffield City Region LEP is working with the Federation of Small Businesses and the Skills Funding Agency to host a series of skills events which take place in Doncaster, Chesterfield, Sheffield and Retford in February and March 2015.