We were delighted to launch SMART SKILLS earlier this month on 7th April. The SMART SKILLS programme, funded by the European Social Fund, has been running for 3 weeks and has already started to make an impact on businesses and people in Devon. SMART SKILLS helps small and medium sized businesses across Devon to upskill their staff and the unemployed to gain valuable new skills with no-cost training solutions.
The launch received a tremendous response from businesses and stakeholders. Our expert Skills Advisers, Michael Sharman and Sean Gibson, have been busy handling enquiries from individuals and businesses; providing a range of services including comprehensive information, advice and guidance, training needs analysis and a skills brokerage service. In addition to advising businesses on the SMART SKILLS offer, the SMART SKILLS Hub is proud to have generated apprenticeship referrals to our SMART Partners, supporting career progression and job creation.