Monday 30 January 2012 0:00
Councillor Brian Stead, the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, was the guest of honour at an Intraining open day yesterday.
The national training provider hosted the event, at its office in Redhill, to raise awareness of the free training opportunities available to the community. The Bright Futures programme is available to 16-18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training and the Work Skills Programme (WSP) for people aged 19-60.
Commenting on the event Cllr Stead said: “I enjoyed attending the open day at Intraining and meeting some of the people in our region who are looking to develop their skills to build themselves a better future.
“Now more than ever, it is really important that we invest in the education and training of our younger generation. The recent unemployment figures, which showed that youth unemployment has reached an all time high, illustrate that we need to ensure we do all we can to get this generation into employment. The Council is currently running its own Young Workers Scheme to give local young people a foot on the career ladder.”
The courses on offer include entry level awards to level 1 BTEC Diplomas in a number of subjects: Business Administration, Construction, Retail, Customer Service, Travel and Tourism and Childcare among others. The WSP course offers Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills from entry level 3 to level 2 as well as support to find employment.
During the day attendees were given the chance to chat to former participants and tutors to understand more about what Intraining has to offer.
Kirstyn Everett the Intraining Business Manager for the South East, said: “The Bright Futures, WSP course and apprenticeship schemes that are available to our learners are a great way to help them develop skills and achieve the qualifications they need to get them on the path to a successful career. Our tutors are exceptional at what they do and they really care about helping people to move forwards in their lives.”
For more information about Intraining in Redhill call 0173 776 1300, speak to someone in our contact centre 0330 123 1300 or visit www.intraining.co.uk