Calderdale College runs information events for employers to encourage apprenticeships

Calderdale College is inviting local engineering, manufacturing and construction businesses to take part in upcoming employer awareness events aimed at educating local SMEs about the benefits of apprenticeships and how they can easily incorporate them into their businesses.

Free information events will take place during National Apprenticeship Week (6-12 February 2023), offering employers a great opportunity to find out how they can grow their business through apprenticeships.

The first event is aimed at construction businesses and will be held at Calderdale College on Tuesday 7 February from 5pm to 7pm, while the second networking event, aimed at employers in the engineering and manufacturing sector, will be held at the College’s Engineering Center on Friday 10 February . between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Both events give employers the opportunity to speak to the College’s experienced apprenticeship team about how they can help them introduce apprenticeships, as well as helping them understand the different types of funding and support available to them.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to chat with other business owners and take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities where their students will be trained.

For those interested in introducing apprenticeships or improving the quality of those they already offer, the information sessions are also a great opportunity to find out more about the free support and training offered through Calderdale College Collaborative Apprenticeships.

The Co-Apprenticeship is run by the West Yorkshire Colleges Consortium (WYCC) and funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). Calderdale College is supporting the project in partnership with local employers and training organisations, and businesses can take advantage of the funding until September 2023.

Claire Williams, Head of Employer Engagement at Calderdale College, said: “Apprenticeships are a great way to introduce and nurture young talent, but for many businesses they simply don’t know where to start.

“That’s why we’re running two brilliant information events for employers during National Apprenticeship Week to simplify the apprenticeship process for construction, manufacturing and engineering businesses.

“Attendees will not only be able to speak to our panel of experts who can advise you on the right training, but businesses will also be able to share stories and ideas with each other.”

Pa Mark Adair – Correspondent of Bdaily

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