More help is available to help young employees gain more skills.
A free session is being held at The Place in King’s Lynn on Tuesday May 23 from 10am to 2pm to tell people about Boost.
Funded by the Town Deal Project, it can offer grants for training to help young people aged 18 to 30 learn new skills.
If you want to find out more, you can just drop in as no appointments are needed.
Lisa Taylor, Skills Partnership Project Manager, said: “We are already helping local businesses to train their staff, and the feedback we’ve been getting confirms that the service we provide, and the unique approach we take, can really give them a boost. It supports young people to grow and develop and it helps ensure that employers have employees that have the skills they need.”
Arbortec Forestwear is a local niche manufacturer of chainsaw protective clothing and apparel. Through their strategic plans, they’d identified a need to develop their staff but were concerned about the cost. Boost was able to help them fund some of that training, helping employees attend a variety of courses from management to marketing and even forklift truck driving.
Bibiana Manson, Head of HR at Arbortec Forestwear, said: “The way the support is provided is brilliant, there are not a lot of hoops to jump through and the process is straightforward. It helps me as a HR professional to concentrate on things which help the business grow rather than spending hours sieving through lots of forms. From our point of view, this scheme is brilliant…it helps young people to grow and stay employed.”