Businesses invited to bid for £150m to build workforce skills
Employers in Birmingham will learn how they can benefit from a share of a £150 million pot to improve their training activities at an upcoming workshop.
The event is aimed at businesses working in the advanced manufacturing sector. It will take place on Friday 18th January at Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, from 9am until 11am.
A second round of the 'Employer Ownership of Skills' pilot was launched by skills minister Matthew Hancock last month. The scheme enables businesses to bid for funding to create projects which will deliver the skills they need to grow.
Neil McLean, a commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, said: "Across the UK, but particularly in the West Midlands, our research shows there is a clear need for more businesses to address their skill needs now if they are to be competitive.
"Ambitious employers must think carefully about how they can develop their workforce, taking account of skills which are missing or identifying those which have the potential to support business growth.
"Through collaborating across a sector, region or supply chain to form partnerships with training providers and other organisations, businesses can design, develop and implement the types of innovative projects we know can have a lasting impact.
"I would urge employers of all sizes to attend this event to learn more about how the pilot might be of benefit."