The region’s first Job and Skills Summit is being held this week, with West of England Mayor Dan Norris meeting residents whose jobs have been hit by the pandemic.
During the week, Mr Norris will be talking with apprentices in Radstock and Bristol, community learners in South Gloucestershire; Bath mums returning to work and students at Weston College.
The Job and Skills summit was a key manifesto pledge from the new Metro Mayor.
He said: “We urgently need to make sure more people in the West of England have the opportunity of decent, well-paid and fulfilling jobs.
“I want to hear first-hand from local people about their experiences so that I can put in place more support to help at this difficult time.”
Residents are being invited to a series of free online events looking at apprenticeship myth-busting; the importance of digital skills; careers support, and health and wellbeing.
Details on the events can be found here.