Chesterfield firms urged to access skills support to grow town’s economy

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Businesses across Chesterfield have been told they must act today to futureproof their businesses and the town’s economy, by ensuring their staff are receiving the relevant training and skills.

The Chesterfield Employability and Skills Conference (Thursday, 8th February 2024) was hosted in partnership by Chesterfield Borough Council and Destination Chesterfield.

The event at the Winding Wheel Theatre in the heart of the town introduced a new wave of support for firms in the area, signposting businesses to relevant schemes which will help them to upskill and reskill their staff. Attendees at the event were given the chance to meet with representatives from the following organisations:

·       Chesterfield Borough Council, Skills Brokerage Service

·       Chesterfield College

·       Derbyshire BAME Forum

·       Direct Education Business Partnership

·       University of Derby

·       D2N2 Careers Hub/D2N2 LEP

·       Derbyshire County Council/National Careers Service

·       North East Derbyshire District Council

·       Department for Work and Pensions

·       Auto Windscreens, owned by Markerstudy Group

·       East Midlands Railway

The call for businesses to access this support comes as firms in some of the town’s key sectors say they are finding difficulties in filling vacancies with suitable skilled people.

The latest East Midlands Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey showed

 link source - East Midlands Business Link General

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