West Lindsey: Rural businesses can attend course to learn new vital skills

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The growing agri-food business in Lincolnshire is part of an £18b national economy, so a new council-led training programme is making sure that West Lindsey businesses have the relevant skills in place needed to meet demand in the future.

As part of the Agri-food Skills and Manufacturing Development programme West Lindsey District Council is working with a range of local and regional training providers to address training needs in areas that have been identified by local rural businesses as key to their growth and performance.

The council’s Growth Team is working with Kingsway Consulting Ltd (part of North Lindsey College) to deliver a programme of training workshops in Leadership and Management, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Chair of the Prosperous Communities Committee, Coun Owen Bierley, said: “This is a real chance for those in this highly competitive and growing sector to pick up skills that will put them lengths ahead of the rest of the industry.”

“Gaining the necessary skills alongside the challenge of day-to-day business can be hard, so we encourage businesses to engage with this time-effective and interesting programme to gain that vital extra knowledge.”

“West Lindsey has many impressive Agri-food companies already, but those that want to excel will want to take part in this training in order to help realise their full potential.”

The programme will consist of five, day-long sessions run over February, March and April. It will cover topics as diverse as Leadership, Communication, Change Management, Skills Development and Succession Planning.

This programme is accredited by units from the ILM and involves classroom delivery, coursework and assignments. It all takes place at The White Heather, Caenby Corner and costs £395 plus VAT per person including qualification fees.

To find out more call Sarah Franklin on 01724 294040 or email kcinfo@northlindsey.ac.uk.