Cornwall Care and The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) have partnered to create a new Care Academy to help train the Duchy’s next generation of carers.

The care sector is one of the region’s biggest employers and Kate Wills, vice principal of quality & curriculum at TCCG, said the Care Academy at Cornwall College St Austell will ensure learners receive the best training, leading to a rewarding career.

“This is a significant moment for training in the care sector for Cornwall, and we are incredibly excited and proud to be working with such a great organisation in Cornwall Care,” she said.

“Cornwall Care provides a critical service for the region, so to be able to support this work by helping to train and upskill carers is fantastic. Learners will receive quality education and training in a dedicated area with the equipment and resources they will need in their careers.”

Anne Thomas, CEO of Cornwall Care, added: “Our two organisations have a natural synergy that will be of real benefit to the many people of all ages who choose a career in care.

“There will be plenty of jobs available for those taking the range of courses provided over the next couple of years and current staff are also being encouraged to fulfil their own ambitions with ongoing professional development.

“Care has never been more vital for communities and, as a career path, is rewarding, satisfying and ripe with opportunity.”

If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in finding out more about a career in caring, the Care Academy is taking applications for this September. Click here for more details.