Business and Academic leaders within the Northern Workforce Development Forum (WDF) met at NRC Cafe Lamont today to present their strategy on addressing the skills gap for the Northern area.
The event hosted by the Northern Regional College is part of an ongoing series of workshops and information sessions where the WDF meet to identify and articulate the skills needs for the local economy of the area. The main focus of todays workshop is the eagerly awaited presentation of the strategic response to those needs.
Speaking at the event Graham Whitehurst, Chair of Northern WDF stated that,
This event is part of our ongoing Workforce Development Forum strategy in the Northern region and will provide local businesses with high quality, very practical and fully funded solutions to their skills gaps, which they themselves identified at recent WDF events over the last 12 months. Importantly the individuals receiving the training will not only enhance their skills but they will also receive recognised academic qualifications from the training. All in all it is a Win for Business and a Win for their employees.
Todays workshop provided advice and guidance on Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) Funded Leadership and Management Programmes, which aim to up-skill aspiring and existing managers. It also addressed Literacy, Numeracy and ICT within the workplace through DEL Funded Essential Skills programmes and sector specific projects through the Northern Regional College.
If you would like further information on the work of the Northern WDF you can contact Nicola Rowles, Economic Engagement Manager, NRC on
028 7939 5238 or Email email@example.com