Free Courses for Volunteers.

The Isle of Wight Council have celebrated the official opening of the co-working and flexible office space Building 41 in Northwood, with the unveiling of an inaugural plaque by the leader of the council Lora Peacey-Wilcox and Cabinet member Julie Jones-Evans.

With Over 100 people in attendance, guests were treated to tours of the building’s state of the art facilities – including soundproofed meeting pods, spacious boardrooms, and breakout spaces.

This building, a first of its kind for the Isle of Wight, aims to bring island businesses together and offers networking, business growth and productivity opportunities. Extra support initiatives and workshops delivered by the Go for Growth program and Business Impact Workshops are also available.

Chris Ashman, Isle of Wight Council Director for Regeneration said “I’m really pleased at the response from Island businesses expressing interest at the open day.

Now, free training courses are being offered in Feb/March. It is particularly relevant for organisations which have volunteers in ‘meet and greet positions’, but anyone is welcome to sign up.

Visit Isle of Wight is offering a bespoke Welcome to Excellence Customer Service Training for Free.

Take advantage of the Island Ambassador Training Programme, which enables volunteers to sign up.

Through this half day course, volunteers will develop proactive communication skills; recognise different customer expectations and how to meet them; better understand any frontline sales and service roles; be confident in effectively tackling difficult situations; learn why teamwork is vital and understand the importance of welcoming all and accessibility.

The training is Free of charge and will be hosted at the brand new Building 41 on Newport Road in Cowes. Located on Southern Vectis Route 1 bus route.

Attendees will receive a completion certificate, an island training ambassador badge and the training guide.

There are multiple dates to choose from. Secure your free place now.

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