£7 million funding to upskill workers

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Businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from a multi-million pound scheme to up-skill their workforce.

A consortium of colleges and training providers has secured a £7 million funding package to help small and medium-sizes enterprises (SMEs) plug their skills gaps through free workplace training.

The consortium – led by West Nottinghamshire College – includes Chesterfield College, Derby College, Central College Nottingham, New College Nottingham, North Notts College and training providers with sector expertise.

It has launched a wide-ranging project called Skills Support for the Workforce that offers job-specific courses to firms in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Businesses wanting to find out more should contact Louise Morton at West Nottinghamshire College on 01623 627191 ext. 8793 or email louise.morton@wnc.ac.uk.