A SCHEME to up-skill and re-train adults in West Yorkshire has begun its first courses in Bradford College.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s adult re-training programme, known as [re]boot, is targeted at career changers, unemployed graduates and “under-employed” people over 18.

It aims to give these adults the skills to gain qualifications in the digital and creative and construction and engineering industries.

At a meeting of the Authority’s Employment and Skills Panel tomorrow, members will be given an update on the progress of the scheme, which is funded by the European Social Funds.

A report to the panel says: “Despite a delayed start, delivery is profiled to accelerate throughout the final quarter of 2019/20.

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“The first courses have commenced through Bradford College and have focussed on digital skills and have engaged 41 individuals. A further 25 individuals are expected to enrol on a TV production course, entirely taught by industry professionals run through Leeds Trinity University in November.”

The scheme is one of several that will be discussed by the panel.

Members will also hear of the Leeds City Region Employment Hub programme, set up to encourage young people into apprenticeships and and employment. It engaged with 892 15-24-year-old participants between January and September.