Organisations from across the island are being invited to take part in Employment and Skills 2014, the largest local event highlighting career and training opportunities for Isle of Man residents.
The event takes place on Thursday, November 13, at the Villa Marina, Douglas, and is jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Education and Children.
Tony Wild MLC, political member for the Department of Economic Development with responsibility for employment and skills said: ‘The event is open to anyone either seeking to extend their skills or looking for new opportunities and career options. We welcome any companies and associations from the private, public and third sectors to exhibit in order to demonstrate the breadth of opportunities available in the Isle of Man.
‘Our economy is expected to grow further over the next few years driven by the creation of hundreds of new jobs and the Government’s Vision2020 strategy has identified that in order to achieve this, the Isle of Man requires a workforce with a broad range of skills.’
Organisations wishing to exhibit should complete the online application form which can be found along with full details of the event at www.gov.im/es2014 or contact the event organiser MeShell Berry by telephoning 01624 693830 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A close look at unemployment figures reveals that the island is suffering from a skills gap.