Wirral Met College to host free business innovation event for local employers

The free session will be the first opportunity for employers to meet new Principal and CEO of Wirral Met College, Gill Banks and hear her vision for how the college will develop its support for local employers over the coming months.

Wirral Met College will also welcome guest speakers, with representatives from the Liverpool City Region Business & Enterprise Board, and Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation, delivering talks to employers.

The session will take place at Wirral Met College’s Hamilton Campus on Thursday 7 September, from 7:40 am until 10:00 am, and will cover business opportunities, grants, and support with artificial intelligence.

Ruth Hartnoll will introduce the new Business & Enterprise Board and how it will serve the Liverpool City Region.  Ruth will explain the new opportunities to engage with the Combined Authority now that a new board is being appointed, and how new relationships with employers across the region can help influence the support provided to organisations in the future

Meanwhile, Louis Rowland, Business Development Executive with Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (part of the Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology), will explain how Artificial Intelligence can be used to enhance business operations, and provide details of how the Government’s AI programme grants to support employers of all sizes to use the technology to achieve greater efficiency and productivity.

Information will also be provided about the latest T-Level and hybrid courses at Wirral Met which help employers to upskill their staff, as well as providing details of the financial support available for employers to recruit apprentices.

Matt Chamberlain, Vocational Development and Volunteer Services Team Lead at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, will answer questions on the practical aspect of managing apprenticeships across a large organisation, as well as explaining the opportunities for smaller employers to receive financial support via the Trust’s apprenticeship levy transfer scheme.

Earlier this year, Wirral University Teaching Hospital, in partnership with Wirral Met College, launched the innovative ‘100 Apprenticeship Pledges in 100 Days’ scheme to help individuals across their local community access career progression whilst supporting employers with employee development and recruitment to facilitate company growth.

For more information about the ‘Business Opportunities, Grants & AI Support Breakfast Briefing Event’ at Wirral Met and to book your place visit https://www.wmc.ac.uk/about-us/events/event/187-business-opportunities-grants-ai-support-breakfast-briefing-event

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