new £1 million skills and training centre providing help and advice
to graduates having a hard time finding employment during the
recession is to open next month on the campus of Kingston
University in Surrey.
Open to businesses and professionals as well, the centre aims to
offer one-to-one careers advice and training to 30,000 graduates
over the next 18 months, according to the Surrey Comet.
Also on offer are CV workshops and bursaries to help pay for
training sessions and foundation courses.
The centre, partly funded by the government's £27 million Economic
Challenge Investment Fund, will help the area thrive despite tough
Deborah Lock, the universities executive director of enterprise,
told the newspaper: "It's incredibly positive and it's not all doom
and gloom. We're looking to the future by giving students and
graduates in Kingston the biggest advantage they could have in
terms of training and skills."
The Forum of Private Businesses recently said that the government
needs to do more to provide small businesses with the facilities to
train graduate recruits.
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