College at the heart of drive to raise city aspirations
IT HAS never been a more exciting time to live and work in the city.
There is so much happening that is raising Plymouth's profile on the regional, national and global stage, alongside focused activity to support people into work whilst also ensuring the labour market has the right skills and training to support business competitiveness.
The prospects, as Plymouth strives towards City of Culture status, are exciting. Plymouth has much to celebrate: from renowned artists to Olympians, and the very best in live music and theatre – along with an illustrious history and an enviable location, we really do have something to showcase to the rest of the UK and Europe.
Plymouth's desire and opportunity to develop and grow cannot be underestimated. A passionate and committed group of business and community leaders are pushing boundaries, seeking opportunities and working hard to raise aspirations across all sections of our community.
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The recent City Council initiative, Plan for Jobs, is a case in point. This is a practical solution to tackling local unemployment and, in particular, the growing numbers of young people without a job or lacking the necessary skills to progress their chosen career.
By supporting job creation and unlocking finance, the initiative will encourage inward investment to provide additional jobs.
City College Plymouth is actively supporting this through its Plymouth Advice Centre for Employment (PACE), which offers a range of free workshops to help individuals gain the skills necessary for employment in collaboration with other local agencies.
The College is also supporting the business community with sector-based work academies, working with local partners, including Jobcentre Plus and Plymouth Citybus. Academies offer participants structured skills training and personal development, before guaranteeing an interview with an employer who has vacancies. This is a win-win situation; supporting people into work, reducing recruitment and selection costs and ultimately providing employers with applicants who have the right skills and attitude to make a real difference from day one of their employment.
In response to changes in the social and economic landscape the College has strived to position itself at the heart of the City. The College is committed to delivering relevant skills, training and education to support the marine-centred City Deal bid.
The strong working relationships with the business community can be seen through the College's highly successful Employer Endorsement Scheme and the commitment to supporting the City's 1000 Club; both initiatives seek to gain industry support to create greater cohesion between education, industry and the wider community and are excellent examples of effective partnership working.