The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Councillor Stuart and Mrs Sarah Tranter, visited Go Train’s new training centre in Chatham on Thursday 24th November, to meet learners who retrained for a new career after time out of work.
Learners told the Mayor about how they are now working in exciting new careers after spending just a few weeks improving their English, maths and IT skills and learning about customer service and other vocational skills.
The Mayor was also impressed by Go Train’s tailored training programmes to deliver jobs and provide employers with a skilled workforce. “My visit to the new Go Train Chatham training centre was not just enjoyable, but very informative. I had no idea that so much excellent training is available to so many Medway businesses at no cost to them. It is a brilliant way of giving people the right skills to get back into work, and from all those I met it is clearly working well and getting results. I would advise anyone in need of skilled labour to check out what this business has to offer.”
Go Train’s new Chatham centre which has recently opened on the high street will be their largest training centre to date at over 5000 sq ft. Working in partnership with Chatham Jobcentre Plus, Go Train will continue to play a major role in helping hundreds of local people to learn new skills and start their careers.
Steven Wines, Chief Executive of Go Train, praised what learners achieved in a short period, “With the help of Jobcentre Plus and Go Train, it is inspiring what our learners are able to achieve so quickly. Getting a new job after retraining gives people back their self-belief and confidence and makes for a happier Christmas. We would like to hear from local employers who want free support recruiting these incredible people.”