Digital Marketplace Project handed £50k to promote Warwickshire businesses through short films - The Rugby Observer

Digital Marketplace Project handed £50k to promote Warwickshire businesses through short films

Rugby Editorial 11th Oct, 2020   0

A NEW digital marketplace project has been handed £50,000 of funding by Warwickshire County Council (WCC).

The council’s Cabinet approved the funding for the project, which will support schools, training providers and businesses by creating video pieces for local business as part of the Future Careers Market Place campaign.

The Digital Marketplace Project will produce and distribute 57 short films of businesses with two different edits – one for schools and one for young people aged 15-25 seeking employment around Warwickshire.

The videos will feature in Career Market Place events with live question-and-answer sessions and virtual industry talks.

As part of the 2020/21 budget, WCC approved the creation of four internal Revenue Investment Funds totalling £20million, to be divided into a Sustaining Prevention Fund, a Climate Change Fund, a Commercial Fund, and a Place Shaping and Capital Investment Fund.

The allocation of the resources between the funds was then updated by Cabinet in June to reflect the increased need to invest in economic recovery post Covid-19.

The £50k funding to launch this project will come from the Council’s Place Shaping and Capital Investment Fund.

WCC deputy leader Coun Peter Butlin said: “We know that the Covid-19 pandemic has left a real gap in the information available to school leavers and young people around future career options.

“This project is essential for bridging that gap and bringing the Careers advice offer for Warwickshire in the 21st century and post-Covid age.”

More details about this project will be made available in the coming months.

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