Skills bootcamps scheme goes live in North Yorkshire

York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP) has announce a new skills programme being launched in North Yorkshire.

Y&NY LEP is partnering with specialist providers and leading employers to deliver a programme of 30 ‘skills bootcamps’, supporting more than 800 individuals.

These are also designed to help businesses develop their own workforce, with up to 90 per cent of all training costs met by Y&NY LEP.

For learners, skills bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving those who take part the opportunity to build up specific skills and – if they are unemployed or seeking to change career – a fast-track to an interview with an employer looking to recruit new talent.

This current programme of skills bootcamps offers a range of courses in areas such as cyber security, game design, programming, forestry, rail engineering and care, and reflects the diverse needs of our local economy.

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.

To find out more about skills bootcamps, please email: emilie.bjorndal@ynylep.com or visit the Skills Bootcamp website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/find-a-skills-bootcamp/yorkshire-and-the-humber