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Businesses urged to focus on training

Businesses urged to focus on training

Businesses in Cumbria are being encouraged to increase the amount of training they provide to their staff in an effort to boost skills and help them beat the recession.

IT training courses and other options could help companies improve the productivity of their staff and ensure that the organisation is in a position to beat the current economic slump, as well as remain in a good position to take advantage of an upturn in the economy.

Pauline Wright, a skills adviser at Business Link Northwest, explained to the Times and Star that businesses that invest in training could reap the benefits during this tough economic period.

"Research by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) shows that companies that do not invest in skills are two-and-a-half times more likely to fail," she pointed out.

Ms Wright added: "In the challenging economic climate that we are now facing, businesses need to do all they can to gain an advantage."

The government is also looking to improve access to training courses for individuals who are out of work, with money being invested in a variety of training programmes, including online computer courses designed to give those who are out of work the skills needed to find a new job.