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Last modified: 04 Apr 2022 4:57pm

A first month-long series of events supporting Selwyn businesses has seen success, despite Covid restrictions.

The month-long Learn Earn Grow Selwyn series saw 26 events held covering a wide variety of skills, training and support for businesses, employees and people looking for employment.

Over 100 people took part in the events, despite Covid forcing 10 events to be cancelled. The Council is planning to hold some of these events – including the sold out four part Hiwa Wahine series of inspiring women sharing their career journey.

A range of online seminars, workshops, information sessions and employment opportunities were on offer, covering session from starting a business to supporting new migrants and those employing new migrants, business growth and marketing.

The Council teamed up with employment and business agencies and groups ranging from IRD to Citizens Advice Bureau, the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, Xero accounting and local businesses.

Learn Earn Grow Selwyn was the latest in a series of events the Council has been running, working with businesses, employees and those looking for work, Council Group Manager Community Services and Facilities Denise Kidd says.

“This was the culmination of a long-process talking with the community about how we as Council can best support Selwyn business and we’re delighted with how things. It was a challenging time to be running events and our staff and partners put a huge amount of work in to making it happen. We’ll be looking at how it went, what went well and what we can improve and looking to build on this for the future.”