The aim of the funding is to put money in the hands of small and medium sized businesses in the LEP’s key sectors, enabling them to source the skills solutions they require to develop and grow.
Peter McCann, Principal of Kirklees College and Chair of Leeds City Region Skills Network says:
“Unlocking the skills potential of the Leeds City Region forms a central pillar in the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan. The skills service offers excellent opportunities for us to continue to work closely with the LEP in ensuring skills provision is employer-focussed. The funding has been secured as a result of the strong partnership between the LEP and local Colleges, Universities and Training Providers, who share the ambition to see strong and sustainable business growth, and highlights the role Colleges, Universities and Providers have in achieving this objective.”
The skills service is now available for businesses to gain support and the LEP is working with a consortium to deliver the service, led by Calderdale College in partnership with Leeds City College, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
For more information please visit www.the-lep.com/skillsservice or call 0113 3861861 to speak to one of the LEP’s skills advisers.