£9M skills training approved

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More than £9 million of ESF (European Social Fund) Convergence has been approved for two programmes offering training to thousands of people in Cornwall.

The aims are to reduce the number of people out of work or being made redundant and to help businesses in Cornwall to develop and expand their workforce.

Skills Support for Redundancy and Skills Support for the Unemployed are receiving £9.1 million of ESF Convergence, co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency. Both projects are being led by The Learning Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Ltd and have a variety of partners delivering the training across Cornwall, including colleges and the TUC.

Andrew Green, CEO of The Learning Partnership, said: “The flexible nature of both projects has enabled us to ensure that learning and skills provision is accessible for all eligible learners in Cornwall, both in and outside of the workplace, within our colleges, and in other outreach locations.”