The Future Bright funding has been approved for Workforce for the Future (WFTF), an £8m programme co-funded by WECA and the European Social Fund (ESF), that will work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help develop their future workforce, meeting their current and future needs.
The WFTF and Comms teams are working together to connect with voluntary and community organisations, charities and social enterprises interested in developing skills and education training in the West of England. We’re looking for third sector businesses, community interest companies, voluntary organisations, education providers and others to form consortia to help us deliver on our skills and education agenda.
Antony Corfield and Alison Eldam are also running a series of sessions to help SMEs understand and benefit from the region’s developing skills system, connecting them to the future workforce through apprenticeships, internships & placements. SMEs may also work with training providers to help shape their curriculum, or support schools to offer work experience (or other activities) to give learners an idea of future jobs available in the local economy and what skills they will need.
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