Published date 29 June 2021

First Jobs & Skills Summit will help drive region’s recovery

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.

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