BCTG wins second Skills Boot Camp finance package for digital training for 260-plus people

17th Dec

Top Midlands training organisation BCTG has won a second package of government funding for running a Skills Boot Camp, this one worth £845,000 to support 263 people with digital training.

The new finance comes hot on the heels of a separate £875,000 sum that was announced for BCTG last week to support a HGV driving Skills Boot Camp.

The new  digital funding runs until March 31, 2022 and BCTG is working with delivery partners that include Birmingham-based Brit Asia and Creative Alliance, Walsall-based Studio School and Wolverhampton-based Learnplay Foundation.

Chris Luty (above), chief executive at BCTG, said: “We’re thrilled to have won our second funding package to provide Skills Boot Camps that will deliver essential digital training and testing for people and then matching them to job vacancies.

“This will enable us to help people to access a range of courses that include topics such as the  fundamentals behind marketing, delivering marketing campaigns, digital and social media strategies.

“As a result we will help to fill the gap in digital shortages and enable businesses to grow faster and further than ever before, locally and nationally, across the internet.”

The Bootcamps are being developed as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

BCTG’s task will be to raise awareness and drive the uptake of the new courses so the greatest number of people as possible can benefit.

Delivery partner Brit Asia is providing the opportunity to learn more about camera production, video post-production and podcast theory and production. 

Giorgia Succi, chief strategist of Brit Asia, said: “We are delighted to be working with BCTG on this campaign.

“We have seen a surge of interest from people across the West Midlands and it is encouraging to see that a high volume of people have already started their digital journey of learning.”

The delivery of the Bootcamps will be coordinated by Performance Through People, known as PTP Training, one of the companies in the BCTG Group.

Richard Weightman, project manager for PTP Training, said: “These Bootcamps are providing people with excellent opportunities to develop their skills through these short courses.

The support of our partners has meant that we can make our delivery offer more varied and attractive which has resulted in us being able to reach more people.”

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