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New wave of skills bootcamps launched across Devon and Cornwall

Date: 18 Jul

A £3 million investment in skills across Devon and Cornwall has been announced with the launch of the latest wave of Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps.

More than 50 bootcamps are now recruiting learners with over 1000 places available, and demand continues to grow for the training provided through this successful scheme. Courses are open to adults aged 19 or over who are looking to improve their skills and employability. For those seeking new employment a guaranteed interview is offered.

Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps, which are delivered by Devon County Council in partnership with Cornwall Council, offer a range of fully-funded training courses of up to 16 weeks across a variety of sectors: Digital, Technical, Construction, Green Skills, Healthcare, Hospitality and Professional Services.

The latest Skills Bootcamps being provided include: Modern Construction Methods, Regenerative Farming, Data Analyst, Digital Skills for the Workplace, Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing, Marine Engineering, Welding, Civils and Groundworks, Electrical Vehicles, Retrofit, Floating Offshore Renewables, Clinical Pathways, Long-term Health Conditions, Project Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Hospitality management and many more.

To date, more than 1,300 learners across Devon and Cornwall have attended a Skills Bootcamp and started careers in the growing tech and digital sectors.

Jordan Cooper, from Exeter, completed the Digital Marketing and Communications Skills Bootcamp to help pursue her long held ambition for a career in marketing.

The 12-week course, was one day a week and a mixture of in-person and online learning, covering a variety of topics including media platforms, SEO and Google IQ. Jordan also had the opportunity to complete further qualifications along the way.

She said: “It’s a fantastic programme, it definitely is. The Skills bootcamps programme means that you don’t have to get into debt to pursue the career that you want.

“It was easy to balance the course with my day-to-day. The staff at the college were accommodating and helped us fit the learning around our lives rather than visa-versa – they were really supportive.

“The in-person sessions were beneficial, and it was nice because there were people on the course from entirely different backgrounds – public, private and charity sectors as well as self-employed people who were looking to up their skills for the benefit of their own business.”

To check out your eligibility and find out more about Skills Bootcamps across Devon and Cornwall, visit the Train4Tomorrow webpages.