Employers lead the way in LEP £2.8m manufacturing skills project
Nearly 2,500 apprenticeships could be created in the Marches as part of a £2.8m project which will see employers take the lead in developing workforce skills.
The Marches LEP is in the final stages of negotiations with three successful bidders to develop Advanced Manufacturing Hubs – regional training centres which would support employers in parts of the region where there is limited access to workforce training.
The largest contract, at more than £1.9m, is a project led by four partners, Shropshire employers Grainger & Worrall, Classic Motor Cars Ltd, Salop Design & Engineering and training specialist In-Comm Training.
The consortium intends to develop the Marches Institute of Manufacturing and Technology which will deliver training in Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury and aims to create 1,913 apprenticeships. Full story...