A new publication is being launched to give people living across the Black Country a helping hand if they are looking to improve their skills, find work or need tips and advice on changing a career.
The Jobs and Training magazine will offer dedicated area features and industry spotlights, case studies, funding news and information, course directories plus information, advice and guidance. It will also offer a loyalty scheme, giving regular readers the opportunity to earn rewards and vouchers when the first issue comes out towards the end of September.
A website and a mobile app providing a complete online solution for learners to find career opportunities will complement the bi-monthly magazine.
Around 20,000 issues will be distributed twice a month through supermarkets, Job Centre Plus sites, community centres, adult learning centres and retail and hospitality hotspots in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley. Copies would will also be available from the Council House in Oldbury.
Neil Harding, business development manager for Jobs and Training, said: “The main focus is to provide people with easy access to courses, local providers and career opportunities.
“But we can also help reduce the spend of businesses who can waste thousands of pounds per year on hit and miss marketing in search of the right person for the right opportunity. Our dedicated product will provide the link between learners, training providers and employers.
“There are also hundreds or even thousands of opportunities that are being missed, including millions of pounds of funding that may be handed back because people don’t know what’s available and what they are entitled to.
“Jobs and Training hopes to fill the gap in this market and keep learners and businesses updated.”
For more information about Jobs and Training, telephone Rachel Gardiner on 0121 501 2243 or email Rachel@jobsandtraining.co.uk