Council offer cash boost for digital skills
Lifestyle / Tue 11th Nov 2014 pm30 06:33pm
THE Digital Skills for Growth programme offers local businesses up to £4,000 towards training costs when recruiting.
Businesses will need to act fast to get their share as the application deadline is 30th November.
Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Infrastructure, Cllr Kevin Bentley said: “The work place is quickly evolving and it is important for businesses to move with the times. Digital skills are crucial in every business and play an important role in the future economy of the county. This funding will help local businesses train their staff in digital skills and help their business grow.”
The Essex Employment and Skills Board programme, which is administered by Essex County Council, encourages businesses to develop its digital skills by appointing someone to a digital technology position. To be eligible, the position needs to focus on digital skills and could include website development, computer programming, media production, computer design and many more areas of work.
Businesses that would like more information or to apply should visit www.essex.gov.uk/skillsgrowth or email [email protected] and follow @skillsgrowth on Twitter.