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Learning Curve Group set to close skills gaps in Darlington with new Business Academy

Many employers across Darlington and the Tees Valley region have reported the lack of digital and business skills amongst recruits. These skills gaps are becoming a growing concern for businesses as technology continues to evolve. Darlington has been put on the map in the business world with the arrival of the HM Treasury, therefore it is important that young people in the region have the skills and experience to thrive in the digital careers which are coming to the area.

National training provider, Learning Curve Group (LCG), are set to open their brand new Business Academy in Darlington. The academy will focus on giving learners the knowledge, skills and qualifications to succeed in the modern-day workplace and meet the needs of employers. The new academy will aim to close the business and digital skills gaps that many employers across the region have experienced. LCG are inviting local employers to be the first to see their new Business Academy on the 25th of August. Register for the open day here: www.lcgonline.co.uk/opendayemployer

LCG’s Business Academy, which opens to learners in September, will deliver a range of courses across the digital and technical sector including Digital Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, Software Development and more. With various delivery models, there is guaranteed to be a solution for your business at the academy at The Old Exchange, Barnard Street, Darlington. The new academy is set to welcome in over 100 learners in the first month and will create eight new jobs for local people.

This new academy will give school and college leavers the opportunity to specialise in a sector specific subject whilst giving them the experience working in an inspiring real life work environment. The academy will work with businesses across the region to place graduates into employment when they leave the academy. As Darlington is now the home of the HM Treasury, which is creating many jobs for the area, it is a great opportunity for people of all ages in the region to gain digital skills which could open up endless opportunities at places such as the HM Treasury.

Brenda McLeish, CEO of LCG, said:

“I am so excited to be opening our brand new business academy in Darlington. The academy will create highly skilled recruits for businesses of the North East, whilst also supporting learners with our high-quality accredited training programmes and apprenticeships. As part of keeping learners at the centre of everything we do, we are dedicated to supporting our learners beyond their journey with us at our academy and into employment. We really encourage employers in the town to visit the academy during our launch event to explore the new opportunities available to them”

LCG are hosting a free breakfast opening event for employers to visit the state-of-the-art academy on the 25th of August starting at 8:00am. Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, will be there to cut the ribbon and officially open the academy. CEO of LCG, Brenda McLeish will also be at the event to present how LCG can support businesses by building a future workforce of skilled individuals. The event will give local employers the opportunity to have a look around the collaborative, futuristic environment whilst learning about how LCG can offer their support.

LCG currently has 16 skills-based academies across England which specialise in Hair and Beauty, Construction, Uniformed Services and Health and Social Care. They have proven to be one of the most successful training and education providers in the country by working with over 4,500 employers to deliver successful training programmes to over 200,000 learners a year.

If you are interested in finding out more about how LCG’s Business Academy can support your organisation to build a highly skilled workforce, come along to our open day!


Sign up to our FREE employer breakfast event here: www.lcgonline.co.uk/opendayemployer

To find out more information about LCG’s Business Academy please email BusinessAcademy@LearningCurveGroup.co.uk. or visit LCG’s website www.learningcurvegroup.co.uk/landing/darlington-business-academy

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Learning Curve Group .

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