Truro and Penwith College has announced Cornwall’s first skills bootcamp that will provide adults with sector specific skills and fast-track job interviews with local employers.

There will be an introduction and assessment event to the skills bootcamp in welding on Friday July 9.

The event will allow visitors to find out more about the programme, hear from an employer offering interviews, tour the college’s new £7 million engineering and technology centre and enrol onto the skills bootcamp.

The new skills bootcamps are part of the Government’s £2.5 billion investment in the National Skills Fund to help adults gain skills to improve job prospects, support economic recovery from Covid-19 and supply future skills that employers need.

Employers can also take advantage of skills bootcamps for professional development, provided they intend to change their employees job description within six-months of the training.

Individuals who are unemployed or are seeking to change their career can access the programme for free while employers are required to pay a contribution of £540.

Two introduction and assessment events will take place at the college on July 9, an afternoon session for individuals and a morning session for employees who are being referred by their employer. Places are limited with more information available online along with the opportunity to register for the free event.