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Training courses help Devon residents move into sectors with higher earnings - Devon Live

Last updated Monday, November 7, 2022 13:05 ET , Source: NewsService

Adults in Devon have the chance to gain skills in the region’s fastest-growing sectors through the latest wave of Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps. Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps, delivered by Devon County Council and Cornwall Council, offer a range of fully-funded digital and technical courses for anyone looking to move into a new career. The 16 weeks of training offers free access to courses that would normally cost between 1,500 and 3,000.

The courses have been developed with the help of training partners and employers to meet live, open vacancies covering a number of specialisms including regenerative farming, digital marketing, electrical vehicle maintenance, data analytics, green construction and software development. Upon completion, learners are guaranteed an interview with a local employer. To date over 1,000 learners across Devon have started careers in the growing tech and digital sectors after attending a Skills Bootcamp.

Caroline Lewis, who attended Exeter College’s digital marketing Skills Bootcamp, was able to change roles after completing the course, moving from packing hampers at Devon Heaven to joining their marketing team. Caroline said: “Since completing the digital marketing course I have now moved into the office, and I’m working on writing blogs for the website, learning more about Google SEO, sending email campaigns, and managing the social media accounts. It has given me the confidence to broaden my horizons, keep learning, and landed me a great...

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