Thursday 10th October 2024
Showground, Wadebridge

Businesses Receive Support from Toolkit Initiative

Cornish businesses are receiving support to develop their workforce through a new resource that has been created by a leading local College.

The free ‘Business Toolkit’ has been designed by Truro and Penwith College to help employer’s access advice and guidance on employee development and financial support for a variety of training programmes.

Initially focusing on the Truro area, Business Development Advisors (BDAs) from the College have been delivering the toolkits, with the aim of supporting employers to upskill their current employees and grow their future workforce.

The toolkits contain guidance on the range of training and support available at the College, while financial support comes in the form of vouchers with discounts on a range of essential courses such as IT skills in Word and Excel.

Haven House Conference and Training Centre is the hub for all things Business and Professional at the College, and businesses receiving the toolkits have also been treated to discount vouchers for the onsite Inspiration Salon and Spires Coffee Bar.

Adele Bull, Programme Team Leader for Truro and Penwith College Business, said: “We hope the toolkit initiative will offer valued support to local employers, and help us to continue building positive relationships with employers in the area. It is a pleasure to collaborate with businesses across the county, supporting them to upskill their workforce while gaining their valuable input into the content of many of our programmes through our employer skills groups. The role our employers play in the design of our courses is vital to ensure learners of all ages and levels leave us with skills that will make an impact in their sector.”

Each business toolkit also includes a unique serial number, with the numbers being drawn at random on Monday, 27th November with the winning box securing its employer a further £500 to spend on business and professional training at the College. The draw will be broadcast live from 12.00pm on the Truro and Penwith College Business Facebook page (

Tom Moran, Business Development Manager at Truro and Penwith College, said: “We have received a fantastic response in the Truro area but still have some toolkits left. We plan to role this initiative out in Falmouth from Friday, 1st December, and I would urge businesses from both areas to get in touch with us if the toolkits can help! We plan to cover other areas throughout the county in the New Year and employers can keep up to date on our Facebook and Twitter pages”.

Employers from all areas in need of training support can arrange a consultation with one of the College’s Business Development Advisers, to do so contact the team on 01872 242711 or email