In the 1950s our air was so badly polluted that when the smog came down you couldn’t see from one side of the street to the other, and cinemas had to close because patrons couldn’t not see the screen. Fast forward 65 years, and it’s all too easy to believe that air pollution is a thing of the past - if only that was the case.
This week is Get Online Week, which is the UK’s biggest digital inclusion campaign. Here at the Growth Company, we’re passionate about helping the people of Greater Manchester to boost their digital skills and feel more confident online. So, we jumped at the chance to get involved.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and the theme this year is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. To recognise this, we’re showcasing just some of the things we do here at the Growth Company to support our young learners who are on our traineeships, apprenticeships or study programmes.
A new report published today has found that too many people from disadvantaged backgrounds are still facing barriers that are preventing them from doing an apprenticeship. Here at the Growth Company, we’re proud to engage with some of the hardest-to-reach young people from Greater Manchester and beyond to help them find the right apprenticeship and boost their career prospects.
Today is World Teachers’ Day, so we’re putting the spotlight on one of our past students who’s now using his experience to inspire others.
As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your staff aren’t left feeling stressed and overworked. A healthy work-life balance is vital for their health and wellbeing.
Here at the Growth Company, we’re proud of the difference our Digital 1000 initiative will make to the lives of older residents across the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester. One of the headline statements set out by the Mayor is to ‘create opportunities to maximise skills and experience of older workers’ – and Digital 1000 will help us to do just that.
I’m proud and excited to announce that today marks the start of the new contract for the delivery of the National Careers Service within the North West.