An employment and skills project is looking for private sector support.
The New Work II initiative, which is being led by Sea Communications and funded by the Skills Funding Agency, is seeking to work with Cornwall’s businesses in a bid to help those going through redundancy that want to up-skill and discover new career possibilities.
The project is asking businesses to come forward and provide insights into plans to increase their labour force in the next few years, the skills they will be looking for and the timescales involved. All information will remain confidential.
New Work will then translate this information online, making it accessible to those in the labour market who want to up-skill and match employers’ demands. This will in turn help employers find the skills they need from the workforce within Cornwall.
Ed Rowe, senior design producer at Sea Communications, said: “To deliver this for the business community it is key that we have direct private sector involvement to shape how the final service may look.
“This may be an insight into skills shortages in your industry, thoughts on your experience with recruitment within Cornwall, barriers you have encountered when planning for growth and any job opportunities you may have over the next few years.”
To get involved, email Ed Rowe or call on 01326 259 986.