Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
Hundreds ofnew free qualifications became available for people to study for today as part of the government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee – ensuring everyone has the opportunity to train and upskill throughout their lives.
As we continue to cautiously lift lockdown restrictions, our focus is on recovering from the pandemic and building back better.
That is why the government is launching hundreds of new free courses through the Lifetime Skills Guarantee - giving an estimated 11 million adults the chance to gain the skills they need to secure rewarding careers in key sectors of the economy including construction, healthcare and digital.
The message is clear. At every stage of your life, we will help you get the skills you need to train, retrain, and get into jobs you want, and our economy needs.