West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

21 April 2020

Porgression From Low Pay goes live

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges published the training offer available through Progression From Low Pay this month (April)

The project specifically supports employed individuals with low earnings working across the Leeds City Region that typically have a low skilled workforce. Courses include training for those in health and social care, transport and logistics and retail.

Clair Kerry, WYCC project manager said, "The training providers on this project are being incredibly proactive to find ways of reaching these key sectors with accessible training during these unprecedented times. For example, Medex are delivering their care programmes including infection control as an online course enabling participants to learn remotely.

"We'll keep our website up to date with the adjustments as they are confirmed, and of course, businesses can get in touch directly with the training providers to discuss how they might receive training whilst maintaining social distancing and heightened health and safety standards."

WYCC supports the cost of the training with up to 40% funded by the European Social Fund. All the courses can facilitate career progression through offering skills support in order to increase earning potential and social mobility.

To be eligible for the funding, employees must be earning minimum or living wage rates of £9.30 per hour or less and the business must be an SME based in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York.

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