West of England Metro Mayor, Dan Norris, will meet local residents whose jobs have been hit by Covid-19, as part of the region’s first Jobs & Skills Summit, July 5 – 9.
During the week, he will be talking with apprentices in Bristol and Radstock; community learners in South Gloucestershire; Bath mums returning to work, and students at Weston College.
The summit was a key manifesto pledge from the new Metro Mayor.
He said: “We urgently need to make sure more people in the West of England have the opportunity of decent, well-paid and fulfilling jobs. I want to hear first-hand from local people about their experiences so that I can put in place more support to help at this difficult time.”
Residents are also being invited to a series of free online events looking at apprenticeship myth-busting; the importance of digital skills; careers support, and health and wellbeing.
Through listening to residents’ views on jobs and skills in the region, Dan will shape new, targeted training, education and career support programmes.
Details on the events can be found here https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/west-of-england-jobs-and-skills-summit/.