Local businesses to benefit from £19m funding for work based training


As a result of a Welsh Government Announcement made today when the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford announced a £45m EU backed investment into raising skills and career prospects in South Wales, six further education colleges in the region are now able to provide EU-funded training to employers in South East Wales and Powys.


£19m has been allocated to the Upskilling@Work scheme and over the next 3 years, Coleg Gwent, Coleg Y Cymoedd, Bridgend College, College Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff and the Vale College and NPTC Group will be able to offer training to employers at a significantly reduced cost thanks to the funding from the European Social Fund.


The Colleges will work closely with employers to assess their training needs and identify courses that would best meet these training objectives. The scheme aims to provide training at a time and location suitable to the employer wherever possible, be it at one of the Colleges involved or in the workplace.


A spokesperson for the College Partnership said: “We are delighted with the extra funding for the UpSkilling@Work scheme.  We expect hundreds of employers and their employees across South East Wales and Powys to greatly benefit as a result of this. 



For those businesses wishing to take advantage of this funding, please contact Jeff Harris, The College Merthyr Tydfil on 01685 726058 or email j.harris@merthyr.ac.uk


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