West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

13 August 2019

Free workshop in York for the Hospitality and Tourism sector

Hospitality and tourism businesses in the Leeds City Region can benefit from the next Skills Café event hosted by The Skills Service on Thursday 26 September.

Following successful workshops for the digital, finance and professional services sectors, The Skills Service wants to offer SMEs in hospitality and tourism a flavour of the training available from the Skills Catalogue. This training is available with 40% funding through the European Social Fund for SMEs in the region.

The topic of this free workshop is based on demand from the sector for leadership skills, following a survey to employers. The workshop will take place at Micklegate Social, just around the corner from the train station in York from 9am until 11am. Businesses can book up to four places per workshop for per company.

Leadership in the hospitality and tourism sector - BOOK

We have partnered with Business HorsePower, a specialist training provider in leadership and management, to provide a tailored workshop for the sector. The workshop will be two hours long including a 15 minute networking break.

More details of this free workshop are to follow, so register now to guarantee your place.

Alongside the workshop, you can join The Skills Service’s team of skills advisors who will be based at Micklegate Social for the whole morning. Grab a free coffee to discuss what help your business can get with workforce training and access to European Social Fund (ESF) funding. You can register or just drop in. The Skills Service offers a unique package of training and support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region.

How can The Skills Service help your business?

Planning: Free Skills Plan session for SMEs to plan employee training and stay ahead of industry trends.

Funding: 40% funding from the European Social Fund towards training your workforce (eligible businesses only).

Training: More training and education opportunities across the region.

The Skills Service project is receiving up to £7 million of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

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