Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), the Reach Higher contract (£3.5m) will strengthen higher level skills training and support for businesses and individuals. This contract focuses on the following sectors in the Leeds City Region:
In partnership with our further education colleges and higher education institutes, WYCC is planning a programme of industrial placements for current students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related skills.
The placements will be run by employers who can put an emphasis on meaningful activities to enhance the students’ learning experience. The aim is to provide an opportunity to apply theory in a practical setting and gain valuable work skills.
Why run work placements?
As an employer, you can contribute to bringing businesses and students closer together. Employers who invest in work placements will help prepare students to move into the world of work and become successful employees. The experience will help employers and students to develop a broader and more informed understanding of
WYCC is working with training providers and industry professionals to develop a programme of ‘Conversion Skills’ training. This training will provide essential support for employed people (possibly already on a study programme) to convert/progress to higher level training.
This could allow workers to change direction either through new job or business opportunities, a change of sector and/or those wishing to change careers and gain the skills and competencies to secure employment at a higher level.
View the latest conversion skills commissions on In-tend (you must register to access the opportunities).
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