By Sheffield City Region Skills Bank
Skills Bank is a programme that puts employers from across the region in charge of their own skills and training needs.
Developed by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, the programme enables businesses to invest in their workforce and improve their productivity.
Private sector investment is matched with public funding to help businesses to deliver bespoke, tailor made training.
To help those businesses who have been directly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Skills Bank team are offering two new strands of the programme – a suite of online training programmes and a rapid response offer which is dedicated to securing training and support.
The Suite of online training programmes have been developed for businesses who want to access training to support them through the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. This support has been designed to help businesses to make changes to day-to-day working practices. This suite of practical responsive training will help to stabilise businesses as they move to increased online methods to operate and communicate.
The rapid response offer is open to those businesses that are directly contributing to the government’s Coronavirus strategy, for example, for those businesses who have shifted to manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment. Skills Bank can support employers to source and fund training quickly to ensure rapid changes to the business are put in place quickly and safely.
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