THE training provider Pitman aims to help people retrain and develop new skills in the wake of the pandemic.
Pitman Training Bournemouth and Poole opened earlier this year and offers online and in-person training and exams.
Calum Hales, director of the center and one of the owners of the local business, said: “We have decided to open Pitman Training in light of the current coronavirus pandemic and the announcement of time off and loss of work. ‘Major jobs and business closures in the area.
“We have seen that the pandemic has had a significant impact on jobs and the way we work and study, so our online training platform is perfect for people looking to retrain and retrain.
“We offer online courses, awards and diplomas as well as the support of our learning coaches for each student, which sets us apart from other online training providers as we offer a personalized service helping students achieve their qualifications and as an examination center. , we provide them with the place to complete their qualifications.
“We are also now a registered AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) examination center and have had an influx of people taking their exams because they were unable to do so during the pandemic.”
The Pearl Assurance House center at Old Christchurch Road offers over 250 courses in areas such as business and management; office and secretariat; bookkeeping and accounting; Microsoft Office; marketing; career development; Computer and web design and more.
The courses are accredited by bodies such as AAT, CompTIA, Digital Marketing Institute, Cilex, ECDL, City & Guilds, Microsoft and CPD Standards office.
Mr Hales said: “As the government recently announced, people over 25 and adult learners may need to retrain and retrain to re-enter the workforce.
“Our goal at Pitman Bournemouth is to help local people and businesses in Dorset retrain and retrain so that they can now work from home or find a new job to help jumpstart our local economy after the terrible year we have. known.
“We have also introduced our Bounce Back fund in which we aim to help all those affected by the coronavirus pandemic by funding 20% of their degree to help them find employment. We have now managed to help a number of people get their qualifications, seek their new role, prepare for their interview and find a job, which in turn helps boost our local economy.
Pitman Training takes its name from Sir Isaac Pitman, a pioneer of shorthand.