A number of Broxtowe constituents have raised concerns that whilst on furlough or unemployed, they are 'losing their skill set'. So this week I spoke with Employment Minister, Mims Davies. I asked her if the Department has any plans to support people 'upskilling' or are there any initiatives to make people more employable whilst they are staying at home?
Mims explained that it is vital to help people to be ‘job ready’ so the Department for Work and Pensions is working together with the Department for Education. It is for this reason, a new free online learning platform called ‘The Skills Toolkit’ has been launched to help people in building their skills during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond. https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/