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The City of Liverpool College (no prizes for guessing where that is, by the way) has developed a brand new initiative to reduce unemployment figures in the area by implementing a training program that will help unemployed people to have a footing in the logistics sector. Abacus UK Training Limited will be hosting the event in the area of Huyton away from the city center. The college’s objective is to implement a program that will help recruit people for employment and guide them through the various stages to making them the next lorry and fleet drivers of this country. By collaborating with Abacus as well as other companies such as Northwest Education and Training (NWEAT), the City of Liverpool College has been able to implement the program and will be showcasing it further on the 7th February for two hours from 8 o’clock in the morning.

It has been calculated that an impressive total of 195,000 individuals have been employed in the logistics department of the North West region, and representatives of the college found that over 700 individuals who were previously unemployed were able to benefit from the scheme and are now paid professionals in the industry itself. This part of the college, the Logistics Academy, specializes in providing individuals with the right amount of training and guidance that allows them to obtain transportation vehicle licenses and enables them to drive for logistics companies based all around the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.

The City College’s plans to put this program even further into motion coincides nicely with it being Economy Week in the region, and at a time when employment is as precarious as ever for people of all ages with the rise in zero-hour contract jobs, it is wonderful to see academic bodies such as the City of Liverpool College developing new ways to put the people of this nation back into work.