The “Be Ready” Employer Hub supports Devon-based businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector to understand and build on the benefits of employing (and keeping) people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Find out more about the projects we have completed and work we have done as Heart of the Southwest Skills Launchpad:
European Social Fund Projects
Careers Learning Pilot
The Department for Education (DfE) developed a programme of Career Learning Pilots to test innovative approaches to lifelong learning and inform the design of the National Retraining Scheme.Find out more about the Careers Learning Pilot
Digital Momentum was a DCMS funded Digital Skills Programme offering free digital skills training to women and other underrepresented groups in the digital sector across Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth.
The Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership partnered with Coursera to help create 5000 free licences for individuals looking for their next job, changing roles or looking to upskill. For participants to learn critical skills to succeed in this digital era, empower you to thrive in your job or pivot in your career.Find out more about Coursera
National Retraining Scheme
The National Retraining Scheme was a project helping to prepare adults for future changes to the economy, including those brought about by automation, and helping them move into better jobs.
The first part of the service, Get help to retrain, was available in the Heart of the South West. Get help was used to retrain to understand current skills, identify potential new job roles and find and sign up to local training opportunities.