LEP launches series of 30 skills bootcamps

York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP) is launching a new skills programme across York and North Yorkshire.

The programme of 30 skills bootcamps, run in partnership with specialist providers and leading employers, will support more than 800 individuals. It is designed to help businesses develop their own workforce, with up to 90% of all training costs met by Y&NY LEP.

The flexible courses of up to 16 weeks will be free to learners, and include a fast-track to an interview with employers for those looking to change careers or currently unemployed.

The programme offers courses in areas such as cyber security, game design, programming, forestry, rail engineering and care.

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 Council, Coders Guild, Corecom Technology Academy, Northern Regeneration CIC, Wakefield College, Hybrid Technical Services, Luminate Education Group and Craven College.

 Visit the Skills Bootcamp website for more information.