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Digital Switch: City & Guilds launches course to help people change careers to UK’s thriving digital industry

City & Guilds Group has launched a brand-new course to help people that work in industries impacted by Covid-19 to understand the skills needed for a new career in digital – especially younger generations whose job prospects have been most affected.

Covid-19 must not set the clock back on gender equality in the workplace

 City & Guilds (@cityandguilds) calls on employers to prioritise flexibility and training opportunities to avoid fuelling gender inequality during pandemic #InternationalWomensDay New findings from leading skills organisation City & Guilds Group suggest that the economic fallout of Covid-19 and the impact of home schooling and childcare obligations could threaten to set the clock back on progress made towards women’s empowerment and gender equality in the workplace.

City & Guilds funding: changing the lives of individuals and charities hardest hit by the pandemic

City & Guilds (@cityandguilds) Covid fund works with charities and individuals to support them with accessing training and staying in long-term employment The City & Guilds Group has awarded £100k in funding through its Foundation to support young people and those from diverse backgrounds continue to access training and long-term employment opportunities during Covid-19. Funds have been awarded to six charities and organisations who help those furthest from the labour market access training programmes. The fund has focussed on supporting employment and training in charitable organisations to ensure they can continue their important work in these uncertain times. The City & Guilds fund has also financed eight bursaries to help people gain qualifications that enable them to move from declining industries to high-growth sectors.

City & Guilds opens temporary Functional Skills assessment centres

@cityandguilds Learners will be supported with discounted coach travel from @nationalexpress City & Guilds has opened temporary testing centres to enable learners to complete their Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills assessments and achieve their qualifications and apprenticeships.

Give regions greater power over skills and employment or risk ‘levelling down’ the chances of millions

Government urged by @cityandguilds report to give regions greater power over skills and employment or risk ‘levelling down’ the chances of millions  New report warns top down approach to recovery puts UK economy at risk and calls for increased devolution to address challenges that lie ahead

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