Businesses turn to training

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More businesses in Cornwall are looking to undertake training in the next 12 months as the economy recovers from recession, according to a report from PFA Research.

The research, commisioned by Cornwall College Business, also confirmed that more companies had completed courses in 2010 than in 2009.

The PFA Research findings were backed up by the recently published South West Observatory report, which showed that 66% of employers in the south west in 2009 expected their staff would need new skills or knowledge over the next year.

“The needs of business are changing all the time,” said Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College. “The results of the PFA research, which state that we are the preferred training provider for business training, are a valued endorsement of our relationships with employers. We couldn’t deliver the quality of training we offer without their support and input.”

He added: “We’re already developing a new and improved programme of business courses to meet demand over the next 12 months, including new funding support and courses. I look forward to another exciting and successful year working with the region’s businesses.”

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