West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

13 June 2019

Skills Cafe Launches for Digital Businesses

Skills Cafe Digital Sector

WYCC is launching a series of events to connect with key sectors in the Leeds City Region, starting with its first 'Skills Cafe' on Thursday 27 June.

Each month The Skills Service (WYCC) will host a ‘Skills Café’ offering good coffee and time with our skills advisors to carry out skills plans with SMEs.

This will be complemented with free taster workshops for businesses working in the digital sector. The workshops give a businesses a flavour of the quality and variety of courses on offer in The Skills Catalogue. The topics are based on labour market intelligence that shows the in-demand skills in the digital sector (other than digital skills).

Two of the training providers who are contracted under The Skills Service will deliver the free, 45 minute workshops, including one on leadership and one on communication (pitching). Delegates will take away some key tips and tricks of the trade from expert trainers.

Digital businesses in the Leeds City Region must book onto these free workshops in advance on Eventbrite, whereas businesses can just drop in to enjoy a coffee (or tea!) and benefit from a skills plan session with an advisor.

The drop in Skills Plan sessions will take place at East Parade Social.

The workshops, take place at Avenue HQ (the same building as East Parade Social).

Digital businesses are invited to: Skills Cafe and Free Workshops

Date: Thursday 27 June

Times:

Skills Café - 8-11am (drop in) at East Parade Social, East Parade, Leeds

Workshops – 9am or 10am at Avenue HQ, East Parade, Leeds

Skills Café

Coffee and skills

Join The Skills Service’s team of skills advisors for a free coffee and skills plan to help your business with workforce training and access to European Social Fund (ESF) funding.

You can register or just drop in.

We’re also offering two free taster workshops for people working in digital businesses. Numbers are limited for these so please book your ticket early to ensure you get a place. These workshops are open to digital businesses and are limited to two places per company per workshop.

Workshop 1 - Stand and Deliver click here to book

"Success is 10% what we know and 90% being passionate when talking about what we know". This micro-workshop will focus on presenting, pitching and communication skills for digital businesses. This workshop is at 9am.

Trainer: Leeds City College (delivery partner of The Skills Service)

Workshop 2 - Unlock Your Inner Leader click here to book

Ideal for small digital businesses who would like to unlock the potential of future leaders, delegates will be presented with some of the key principles and tricks of the trade for good leadership in the fast-paced digital sector. This workshop is at 10am.

Trainer: Leeds Beckett University Business School (delivery partner of The Skills Service)

#DigitalJune #SkillsCafe

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