Major Investment For Dorset's Future Workforce

Major Investment For Dorset's Future Workforce

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 3:25pm 22nd December 2014.

Thousands of pounds are being invested to help get young people in Dorset ready for working life.

Thousands of pounds are being invested to help get young people in Dorset ready for working life.

The £25,000 investment into The Employability Skills Board will be used to fund a range of activities from January to encourage and support the county's future workforce.

Lawrence Vincent, ESB board member, said: "The Employment and Skills Board is delighted and grateful for this funding from Dorset LEP. "

"These projects will help make Dorset's young people and those seeking employment more employable and as a result we will all benefit."

The events and activities are part of ESB's four key priorities:
- Up-skilling Dorset's current and future workforce to meet the needs of employers and contribute to economic growth.
- Raising the aspirations, employability and entrepreneurial capability of Dorset's young people.
- Supporting Welfare to Work Initiatives that aim to address unemployment, poverty and families with complex issues to reduce the number of economically inactive people.
- Creating an environment that supports successful enterprise start-ups.

It's part of the Dorset LEP's Strategic Economic Plan that aims to deliver jobs and growth.