More people can now benefit from the Future Bright skills programme to improve their career prospects, after West of England Mayor Tim Bowles secured changes to widen the eligibility.
The eligibility changes ensure Future Bright is now open to any resident in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol or South Gloucestershire who is aged 19 or over, in paid work and claiming benefits to top up their income.
Regional Mayor, Tim Bowles said: “It’s been wonderful to meet people who are already benefiting from Future Bright and hear how it’s providing help and support that’s really flexible and tailored to their specific needs – putting them on the right path to securing a better future for themselves and their families.
“Therefore, I’m really pleased that we can now open the project out to help even more people to achieve their potential.
“I urge anyone who wants to improve their job opportunities, boost their income or pick up some new skills to get in touch and join our Future Bright journey.”
Future Bright is run by the West of England Combined Authority working with Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire councils and is helping residents who are in paid work and receiving benefits to top up their income, into secure, more meaningful and better-paid careers.
Career progression coaches work with eligible individuals to help them improve their earning potential and income, by providing tailored personal and professional development.
To find out more about Future Bright and how it could help you, visit: www.futurebright.org.uk.