Nescol business breakfasts to offer employers free training access support
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NORTH-east employers are being offered the chance to access free training worth up to £15,000.
To help guide firms through applying to the Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF), North East Scotland College (Nescol) will host two business breakfasts later this month to outline the options and offer expert advice.
The first event will take place at Fraserburgh Campus on May 24 and will be followed on May 25 at the City Campus in Aberdeen. Both sessions will run from 8.15am to 9.30am.
Applications are currently open for the 2021/22 fund, with free training available to Apprenticeship Levy payers as well as SMEs – providing options for every company of any size.
A range of courses dedicated to upskilling and reskilling have already been accessed by north-east businesses as part of the current round of financial support.
Training must be contractually agreed by July 31, 2022 and start by August 31, 2022. Nescol allocates funds on a first-come-first-served basis.
Duncan Abernethy, Nescol’s Director of Business Development, said: “There has been strong interest in the FWDF this year and with the deadline rapidly approaching we are keen to ensure the opportunity is not lost for businesses keen to access free training.
“Our team will be on hand to outline the wide range of training options available as well as to explain the process and to talk through the next steps. It is important those conversations start now to meet the summer deadlines.
“The business breakfasts will also provide a networking opportunity and a forum for North East companies to help shape the training agenda for the region and we’re looking forward to what promise to be excellent events at Fraserburgh and in Aberdeen.”
To book your place at the Fraserburgh business breakfast on May 24 visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-breakfast-tickets-332773653957
For a place on the City Campus business breakfast on May 25 visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-breakfast-tickets-335120383087
Further information on the FWDF is available at https://www.nescol.ac.uk/students/in-employment/flexible-workforce-development-fund/