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A new programme of masterclasses, online training and free, bespoke training courses has been launched by MENTA for 2017 to support established business.
The not-for-profit company is working in association with eAlliance Learning Technology providing a suite of over 600 online courses covering a wide range of business skills plus micro courses covering workplace compliant subjects.
Leanne Castle of MENTA said, “We know online courses save business time and money and have been extremely pleased with the level of bookings. People love the flexibility and low cost of accessing them.
“The off-the shelf eLearning resource is designed to complement our face-to-face business masterclasses and provide a flexible addition to the way we can help support and inspire the development and effectiveness of every business.”
MENTA’s masterclasses are held in Bury St Edmunds and cover a wide range of hot topics for businesses and are delivered by trainers who are experts in their field. Subject include social media, understanding accounts, advanced selling skills and marketing a growing company.
Leanne continued, “The feedback from delegates during 2016 was excellent. People commented on the high calibre of our trainers, the excellent content of the masterclasses and how cost effective they are. This year we’ve introduced new titles and will continue to subsidise the sessions as its vitally important business can access cost effective business skills, knowledge and up to date information. We charge just £30 per person which is affordable for every business.”
Full details can be found at MENTA’s website www.menta.org.uk or call 0800 085 5090.
MENTA has recently announced they’re working with Opportunities Works Ltd and Ixion who’re providing free, bespoke, face to face courses for business with 10 – 250 staff. Subjects include Digital Media, Management, ICT, Finance and Business Services. With funds from the European Social Fund and the Skills Agency, courses vary from half day workshops to fully accredited training programmes to support lifelong learning and business growth and innovation.
Alex Till, chief executive of MENTA said, “I think it’s fantastic that there is free training support available for staff of established businesses. The criteria the companies have to meet isn’t onerous and Opportunities Workshops Ltd project manager, Sarah Rands visits each business, free of charge to find out in detail what staff need to upskill and feel valued.
“It costs a great deal in hard cash and time to find the right full time and part time employees and everything that can be done to ensure staff retention is good, for both morale and the profit of a company.”
To be considered, companies must have between 10 and 250 employees and operate within the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP which includes Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill.
There are no limits as to the number of employees a company might consider for courses.
This training programme has been initiated by the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills operating through the Skills Funding Agency and in association with the European Social Fund.