Calderdale College, Luminate Education Group, Shipley College and Wakefield College, Wakefield Council are working in partnership with several local employers (including City of Bradford MDC) to deliver key pilot projects.
These pilot projects will are testing new, ‘wrap around’ training and services for apprentices and employers that are funded by European Social Fund. These courses and packages aim to enhance the apprenticeship experience and equip apprentices with the right skills to help businesses grow.
The project offers a wide variety of training opportunities for current apprentices in topics that will develop additional skills and knowledge for apprentices, these free (fully funded) courses include digital skills (including social media, websites, IT security), climate change, mentoring, mental health, customer service, personal resilience and safeguarding.
People looking to become apprentices can also access free training to take their first step onto an apprenticeship course including digital, health and social care and introduction to work.
Employer who are considering taking on an apprentice, or currently employ apprentices can access a wealth of fully funded training courses including climate change and sustainability, mental health first aid, leadership, management and mentoring and support with the apprenticeships systems.
The project will support all sectors but will have a focus on the skills required to:
Why collaboration is key for shaping the skills network of the future - Calderdale College's Claire Williams