Damian Burdin, Chief Executive at Progress to Excellence Ltd, will be sharing a business seminar platform with Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram to examine how sector specific training and recruitment can plug Liverpool City Region’s skills gaps.
The latest in a series of In Business workshops being run by Wirral Chamber of Commerce - How Do We Plug the Skills Gap? - will seek answers to the problem of meeting the next generation’s skills shortages.
Andy Snell, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Wirral Chamber, said: “Maritime, energy, manufacturing, health and visitor economy have all been identified as growth areas for our region so we will be looking at, and discussing how, sector specific training and recruitment can help to plug skills shortages while at the same time helping businesses to grow.”
Damian will be among a panel of other experts who will also be available for one-to-one discussions with delegates at the end of the seminar.
He said: “There are immense challenges facing Liverpool City Region’s employers due to skills gaps in areas which are currently earmarked for growth and where, with the right measures put in place, this massive potential can be realised.
“I am looking forward to playing a part in this seminar, to listen to other business leaders and join them in helping to create strong and meaningful partnerships to narrow our skills gaps and achieve the career aspirations of tomorrow’s workforce.”
How Do We Plug the Skills Gaps? is free to Wirral Chamber of Commerce members and is being held at The Lauries Centre, Claughton Road, Birkenhead CH41 6EY, on Thursday, February 28 from 8.30-10.30am.