Brent Residents Could Receive Free Digital Training Platform
Brent Council works on providing residents with free digital training platform.
07:04 26 October 2021
Brent Council has recently confirmed a deal with Infosys that aims to make high-quality digital education easily accessible to all its residents. The collaboration's goal is to boost employability skills through digital learning and training programmes.
The collaboration follows a statistic showing the rising number of unemployment claimants in Brent aged between 18 and 49. The study revealed that currently, one in five adults lacks the essential digital skills needed for sustainable employment.
As part of the deal, Infosys will provide residents with support to re-enter the job market by helping them acquire new skills that could increase their employability. Using the firm's digital training platform, residents can take different courses and learn essential skills.
Mohit Joshi, President at Infosys, said, “Infosys is supporting local communities such as Brent. To secure sustainable employment by equipping residents for the demands of a new and evolving workplace. Ensuring equitable access to digital education is fundamental to achieving this. To support the UK navigate economic recovery with a focus on digital inclusion. The Springboard digital platform will play a key role in helping to build a better Brent. In addition to a robust UK workforce.”
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council, said: “Having digital skills opens up a world of opportunities. Lockdown nudged more businesses to look towards new technologies. It accelerated the shift online, and job adverts are increasingly looking for people with skills that match.
“Many adults would benefit from training to access the jobs of the future. That is the problem Infosys Springboard is trying to address. Our borough is awash with opportunities. Brent council want to help local people develop skills and confidence needed to get out there and snap them up.”