Employers across Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire are to benefit from £2.5 million worth of European funding.
The money, from the European Structural and Investment Fund, will support skills development, including re-skilling and upskilling for all ages, from school leavers to those beyond retirement age.
Stoke on Trent College will lead the project on behalf of Skills Staffordshire.
Andy Greenhough, Director at Skills Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent College said: “This is an excellent opportunity for us to work with local employers to improve employee skills which will ultimately improve the lives of local residents through support and training. As well as giving employees the chance to progress, the project will ensure that the potential for improvements in business productivity and growth are not constrained by the workforce”.
The training, which will be demand led, will be delivered from September 2016 to March 2018. Particular industries to be targeted include Advanced Manufacturing (including Applied Materials, Auto/Aero Engineering, Med-Tech, Agri-Tech and Energy), Tourism and Leisure, Professional and Business, and Digital and Creative.
Other, locally important sectors, include Health and Social Care, Construction, Retail, Other Manufacturing, Education, Logistics and Distribution.
If you are an employer who wants to find out more about the project please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01782 603603
Stoke on Trent College – respected for our vocational education and training, renowned for Maths and English. For more information visit the website at www.stokecoll.ac.uk