“Huge opportunity” for careers in the care sector
Published: 23rd February 2021
Following unprecedented demand for skilled care workers, The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) is urging people in the region to consider the benefits of a career in the care sector.
“The pandemic has highlighted a skills shortage within the UK’s adult social care workforce,” said TCCG vice principal, Kate Wills.
“With a need to find enough people to fill an extra half a million jobs by 2035, there is a huge opportunity for anyone wanting a rewarding career, especially in Cornwall and Devon,” continued Kate.
“No matter where you are based in the region, our Care Academy is here to provide the quality training needed to help address the skills gaps we are currently facing and provide those career opportunities.”
The Care Academy, a unique partnership formed by TCCG and Cornwall Care, is leading the way in training the next generation of healthcare professionals within the county.
“Cornwall Care provides a critical service for the region, so to be able to support this work by helping to train and upskill carers is fantastic,” explained Kate.
“More people are recognising the varied and rewarding nature of working in care alongside the long-term opportunities to develop and progress. For anyone looking to make a difference in their own career, our upcoming virtual workshops are the perfect first steps to find out more.”
Held online throughout March, the free online Community Learning workshops are designed as the first step to starting work, or education within the care sector.
In addition to providing a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of those working in the care industry, the workshops will also cover a range of specific subjects, including Understanding Dementia, Infection Prevention & Control and Understanding Mental Health.
Anne Thomas, CEO of Cornwall Care, said careers in social care “have never been more important.”
“We’re actively recruiting for people from a variety of different backgrounds to join the Cornwall Care team,” she continued.
“These introductory workshops give anyone who has previously been employed in another sector the opportunity to see how immensely rewarding working in care can be – both in terms of job satisfaction and career progression.”
The first workshop ‘Understanding Dementia’ will be held on March 2nd, followed by the second, ‘Infection Prevention & Control’ on March 18th and ‘Understanding Mental Health’ on March 30th. To register for any of these events, visit: www.cornwall.ac.uk/events