Climbing Mount Toubkal - gecko's employee, Louise, climbs the tallest mountain in the Atlas Mountains, North Africa
Louise, one of our Trainers, has just returned from an awesome adventure, climbing Mount Toubkal, 4167m high in Morocco - the tallest mountain in the Atlas Mountains in North Africa.
She says it was: "A super challenge and although it was hard work we all had a great deal of fun!"
Reporting more her big challenge and awesome trip, Louise said:
"The climb was tough but it was worth it. The scenery was amazing. We hiked in temperatures of over 32 degrees on day 1, in contrast to day 2 when the weather changed and we battled against 45mph winds, whilst scaling an almost verticle mountain side. What an amazing experience though; crossing small ice fields, seeing all the beautiful flowers and walking with a 'like-minded' group.
Gecko is selected to deliver new skills support for the workforce and redundancy contracts as a sub-contractor to serco
This follows on from our succession upon the closure of the previous contract; with a long history of commercial and funded Business to Business training, we are able to continue our work and pursue further engagement with employers, accommodating to their needs, contributing to their development and fulfilling their business objectives. Sole traders and those that are self employed also qualify, allowing their own personal development.
Our offer is designed to up-skill those in employment by delivering bespoke training as well as recognised accredited qualifications in a range of subjects, including: Management, Leadership, Business Planning, Social Media, Marketing, Branding, Pricing and Costing, Information Advice and Guidance, Mental Health in the Workplace and many more. We are not limited to the training listed as our expertise covers a whole range of subjects; giving us the capacity to create a bespoke package, tailoring training directly to the specific needs of each business and its staff.
Because this programme is co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), all of our Courses can be run at no cost the the business, to a timetable that causes minimal disruption. Where businesses are located within the LEP (Black Country) training can be delivered at their own premises if appropriate. Contrarily, we have a number of our own premises which training can be held.
To find out more and get involved, see our Skills Support for The Workforce page here.