Dudley College and Calderdale College working to support local businesses

Dudley College is  pleased to announce a new exciting partnership with Calderdale College to deliver training to meet the needs of local businesses The Workforce Development initiative will target small and medium sized (SME) businesses based in the Black Country and offer fully-funded training to employers to allow them to upskill their staff.  Individuals will be able to improve their existing skills and knowledge through work-based learning thereby leading to enhanced career opportunities The programme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

The range of activities will provide individuals with the opportunities to develop the skills that will enable them to progress in employment as well as giving support to employers to take on and develop individuals to fill intermediate, technical and higher level skills gaps and shortages.

Offering unitised bite sized training in areas such as engineering and construction as well as health and social care the programme is designed to drive up skills levels in priority sectors so that employers have a more highly skilled workforce to draw from.

Employers are being offered a full business training needs analysis as part of the programme and a raft of full-funded training to meet these.

Any employer who wants to know more about how their business can benefit from this programme should call Dudley College Business Development Team on: 01384 363 808.