Marine funding for up-skilling

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Cornish marine businesses are set to benefit from funded short courses during this autumn and winter.

Cornwall Marine Network (CMN), the business support agency for the local marine industry, is organising the courses financed through the Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

CMN is calling for marine businesses to come forward who would like to benefit from this opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Kate Reed, general manager of training at CMN, said: “This is a great chance for the Cornish marine sector to participate in courses that can really support their skills development – minimum time out of the office with maximum learning on subjects that can make a big difference to their growth prospects and profitability.”

CMN has organised a series of courses covering subjects including e-marketing, sales, management and IT.

The investment forms part of a gap funding initiative from the Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly whilst the County waits for new skills related funds through the European financed Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Programme.