Harrogate College's key role in new training centre for businesses
Harrogate College is taking a key role in the launch of a new training centre to boost the skills needs of Yorkshire's economy.
As part of the Luminate Education Group, a leading provider of education in Yorkshire, Harrogate College is contributing to The Yorkshire Centre for Training and Development (YCTD), which will offer bespoke training packages, specific to business needs and employee requirements.
The new centre will encompass the education group’s teaching expertise from Leeds City, Keighley and Harrogate colleges, delivering a range of compliance, professional development and redundancy support courses.
Lee Pryor, Director for YCTD, said: “With the ever-changing economic climate, we recognise businesses’ need to adapt their employees’ skills, to ensure a successful post-Brexit and post-Covid-19 transition.
“Our service will start with a complimentary skills planning session to understand the business, so that we can effectively identify its training needs, and match these to a budget. We will be offering in-person as well as virtual sessions that fit around the organisation’s schedule.
"We will then develop a bespoke training solution that meets those needs.
“We’ll be working with a range of sectors, from law, education and social care, to engineering, digital, hospitality and hair and beauty.
"We want to support as many organisations as possible to grow and thrive, as they navigate the current economic challenges.”
YCTD will be based in dedicated spaces across Leeds, Harrogate and Keighley.
Luminate Education Group consists of Leeds City College, Leeds Sixth Form College, University Centre Leeds, Keighley College, Harrogate College, White Rose Academies Trust and Leeds Conservatoire.
It has around 29,000 students and more than 2,000 members of staff.
To find out more or to book a complimentary skills planning session, please call 07814 818826.
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