Jobs training and skills get to The Point at the White Rose Centre
A NEW centre has opened at the White Rose Shopping Centre to offer people advice on jobs and access to learning and skills training.
Known as The Point, it is the result of a partnership between Leeds City College, Job Centre Plus, the National Careers Service and Land Securities, the owners of the shopping centre.
The centre will focus on retail, hospitality and customer care and will provide a range of services from confidence boosting advice and practical help with job searches to information on vacancies and training.
Councillor Adam Ogilvie, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for skills said: “The Point will provide an excellent new resource which will provide communities across the city access to intelligence on the increasing retail opportunities which have been generated as a result of the significant investment in the city.
“The Point will look at ways in which local people can benefit from the diverse jobs market and range of expertise available within the local area and the White Shopping Rose Centre.
“I would encourage anyone who wants to find out more about getting into the retail sector to visit The Point for useful information and advice on the next steps.”
Land Securities’ retail operations director Alison Niven, said: “We are delighted to be partners in this important initiative, which is being launched at a time when more and more people are seeking employment.”
“Over the past 12 years the centre has worked closely with Leeds City Council, schools and colleges, to provide a range of innovative education and training facilities, designed to increase educational attainment among school children and improve employment prospects for adults. The opening of The Point is a natural progression of this work. ”
Craig Busby, head of faculty for management and professional studies at Leeds City College, added: “The Point will offer fantastic opportunities for people to train in a wide variety of programmes, all of which will help them to develop outstanding skills in retail and customer service and provide them with the best chances succeeding in this field. Leeds City College is delighted to be embarking on this exciting venture.”
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