FIESTA is organising a conference next month to launch Furniture and Interiors Skills Plus.
Since the Bridging the Gap conference in 2017 The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA) has been working towards a solution that will enable furniture and interiors businesses of all sizes to easily train and recruit employees for all job functions.
Skills Plus offers businesses a specialist apprentice recruitment service, Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and Levy Management Company. Through Skills Plus, micro and SME non-levy paying employers will be able to access a much wider selection of funded skills training, while large employers can outsource the apprenticeship management to obtain best value for money and real time monitoring from their apprentice levy digital accounts.
The conference will include an overview of the training and education landscape since the release of the Mind the Gap Report in 2015, which identified a skills gap was emerging. In addition to learning more about Skills Plus, delegates will hear from companies from industry who have introduced successful apprenticeship programmes.
At the end of the conference, delegates will be able to have confidential 121s with the Skills Plus team to discuss their training requirements.
Managers with responsibility for recruitment and skills development within furniture and furnishing companies as well as existing training providers and educational institutions are strongly encouraged to attend the conference.
Ticket prices are £13.19, and this includes refreshments and lunch. Times: 11:00 – 14:00 BST.