Working with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Business we have organised the upcoming event “Lighting the Beacon in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly”.
The event aims to build confidence amongst businesses to help them to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce. In particular, we would like to help them employ those who have disabilities or who are long-term unemployed but would like to find employment. The free event is being held at Truro and Penwith College in Truro on Thursday 26th October from 9.30 am until 1pm.
The event will be a great opportunity to meet likeminded businesses and skills providers, including Job Centre Plus, and the new Skills Access Hub team as part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub.
While there are great examples of inclusive, local employers, the fact remains that there are still too many local people who would like to work but are currently excluded from doing so. I very much hope that all local businesses will come along and consider the benefits of inclusive employment for their business.
Whilst Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are leading on the inclusive growth agenda, these long term issues affecting growth in our region can only be tackled by working in collaboration. This event will be the starting point in working together with key stakeholders and businesses, to shape an action plan as to how Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can be a ‘beacon’ region leading the way on inclusive growth.
If you are interested in the event please use the following link to find out more and to book a place:
First published in the West Briton