Stirling BID launches free online training platform for businesses during Covid-19 crisis

Go Forth Stirling’s, Danielle McRorie-Smith

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STIRLING’S business community can benefit from free online training courses aimed at supporting them during the Covid-19 crisis. 

The team at Go Forth Stirling, which runs the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), has launched an online training platform with two courses on offer each month. 

The move will give business owners the chance to train staff, including those who are furloughed, in a variety of courses including Coronavirus Awareness. 

Go Forth Stirling’s Danielle McRorie-Smith said: “This initiative is a practical way for us to support Stirling’s business community during this testing time. 

“Two free courses a month will be available to all Stirling businesses, not just those within the BID area, offering a great opportunity for ongoing training at a time when many businesses have been forced to close their doors or furlough staff. 

“It’s a chance to use this time to deliver vital training and ensure a better foundation for commercial success following the pandemic. 

“We have a variety of courses available which will ensure our businesses and workforces come out of the pandemic with more knowledge and training in important issues such as health and safety. 

“It means they can build on the already excellent customer experience visitors to Stirling receive once the city is fully open for business again.” 

More than 50 people have already enrolled on the April courses – which cover Coronavirus Awareness and Mental Health Awareness – and more spaces are available.

Meanwhile, Go Forth Stirling is also looking for local businesses with access to 3D printers who might be able to help make personal protective equipment for employees who need it.

Ms McRorie-Smith said: “There are still some workers, in shops and other workforces, who are without protective equipment such as masks and we’d like to change that.

“If any businesses or schools in the area have a 3D printer and think they might be able to help we ask them to get in touch so we can co-ordinate efforts to create this equipment.”

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