There are a few private Gibraltar-based training providers who offer short courses in a variety of topics which can help you develop your skills and competencies with a view to finding work or continuing your learning journey in a non-academic environment. Young people are welcome to connect with these organisations via social media or directly to be kept informed of their forthcoming events.
The Digital Skills Academy offers a variety of technical-based courses themselves and also hosts courses from other providers. The Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses is another local training venue used by local training companies. Bleak House and the University of Gibraltar are other venues that either host courses or offer some themselves.
Gibraltar’s industry associations such as the Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers run courses throughout the year which are available to both members and non-members and a useful way of increasing your knowledge on anti-money laundering and compliance responsibilities. Other associations offer similar events, relevant to their sector, to increase professional development and it’s a good idea to engage with these associations as they are all looking to recruit and have an interest in engaging with Gibraltar’s youth to help develop the skills they need. Many of these are represented via the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council which also has its own Education Sub-Committee to develop skills.
Private training providers such as Rock Learning offer courses in both soft and hard skills such as Leadership, Communication Skills, Team Building, Presentation Skills as well as hard skills courses in a wide range of topics such as Microsoft Excel, Agile Project Management, Safer Gambling, Company Administration and ESG.
It is well worth connecting with and exploring local options, not just to develop your skills but also to make yourself known and be opened up to a range of networking opportunities by attending some of the aforementioned events and courses.