Bolton’s skills gap to be addressed

December 6, 2017 by  

A skills summit has been held in Bolton recently to identify skills gaps within local businesses.

The meeting brought providers of training together with business leaders. Printing services in Bolton can be used to showcase important events. The venue for the summit was Bolton’s Holiday Inn and over 80 delegates were in attendance.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia told The Bolton News:

“Our Bolton skills summit was a huge success. It is really important for us to understand the skills gaps businesses are experiencing and also for them to understand how they can get more involved in skills development.”

Councillor Adia clarified that the feedback from the day would be put to good use. The idea is that skills provision at the level of the city-region can be improved. There is also scope for a higher level of intervention being attempted locally.

Warran Bolton, a director for Owl Tree Web Solutions, expressed gratitude to the local authority for its role in making the event possible. The efforts of other summit partners also attracted thanks.

The hope is that it will be possible to make progress on the back of the momentum generated by the event. There is now the possibility of establishing a forum, where employers and young people would be made welcome.

If students from schools, colleges and universities were able to attend this forum then practical learning should follow. This would help individuals to prepare for the competitive labour market.

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