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IN4 Group, The Growth Company and We Are Digital sign up to provide GMCA Skills Bootcamps


IN4 Group, The Growth Company and We Are Digital are among the businesses teaming up with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to deliver training for latest next, £7m round of GMCA’s Skills Bootcamps programme.

The three will provide training as part of the Digital, Technology & Creative section of the bootcamps, with IN4 Group specialising in data analytics, cloud engineering and software engineering, The Growth Company offering its expertise in AWS, software development, content creation and branding, data analytics, cloud engineering and cyber security and We Are Digital providing training in digital marketing and digital analysis.

The Skills Bootcamps initiative aims to support residents to progress in their careers by providing them with access to in-demand skills training and fast-track to interviews for higher-skilled, quality jobs. The programme significantly benefits employers by assisting them in filling specific skills shortages and vacancies, thereby increasing productivity within their organisations.

The latest wave of Skills Bootcamps covers a wide range of sectors including construction and green, digital, manufacturing and engineering, hospitality, logistics, education and health and social care.

Skills Bootcamps will collaborate with a total of 13 training providers to deliver high-quality training, with courses also available in the fields of construction and green skills; manufacturing and engineering; logistics; education, health, and social care, and hospitality, leisure and tourism.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, Greater Manchester’s lead for technical education and skills said: “The latest wave of Skills Bootcamps underscores our commitment to equipping residents with the skills they need to thrive in today’s dynamic job market.

“We believe that by providing accessible training opportunities and empowering individuals to excel in their careers, we can drive economic growth, reduce inequalities, and create a prosperous future for all residents of Greater Manchester.”

Joanne Roney OBE, Greater Manchester’s chief executive lead for technical education and skills, and chief executive at Manchester City Council, added: “Together, we are creating a talent pool in Greater Manchester where businesses and individuals can thrive. We are committed to provide residents with retraining and upskilling opportunities to enhance their careers, contributing to the continued prosperity of Greater Manchester.”

Residents are encouraged to explore the diverse range of Skills Bootcamps available and take advantage of this opportunity to enhance their careers and achieve their professional goals. Employers who are interested in upskilling their existing workforce are also able to take part, and are required to contribute 30 per cent towards total training costs, or a reduced 10 per cent for employers with fewer than 250 employees.

Full details and information about current and upcoming courses are available on the GMCA website

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