A leading Cumbrian training organisation is offering free courses for jobseekers.
Gen2, part of the City & Guilds Group, is working with Cumbria County Council Community Learning and Skills to offer fully funded courses at their training centres in Workington, Carlisle and Furness.
The courses are designed for those who are unemployed, or on low income or benefits. The overall aim of the courses is to equip delegates with the confidence, experience and skills needed to progress into sustainable employment.
The courses, which are scheduled to run between now and August, will include a range of health and safety and engineering related tuition, including an Introduction to engineering, welding and risk assessment.
Gen2 managing director, Amanda Towers said: “The courses are a welcome investment to help develop the skills of local people who may not be able to afford the training themselves.
“These courses have been specifically designed to address skills shortages from local employers and represent a major opportunity for the people who take advantage to boost their CV, which could help them secure sustainable employment in the future.
“These courses would particularly suit anyone who is looking to retrain or upskill in order to start a new career having lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s an ideal time for those people to embark on one of the community learning programmes.”