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Take advantage of the Solent Skills Support for the Workforce Programme and access 3.4M of ESF funding

The Skills Support for the Workforce project within the Solent area focuses on supporting businesses with free training needs analysis and higher level skills to upskill the workforce with eligible learners over the age of 16.

The service supports all businesses, including those who are restructuring, with a particular focus on the Solent LEP priority sectors including: Marine and Maritime and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (inc photonics and advanced materials).

A typical offer to businesses consists of:

* Organisational training need analysis
* An Initial Assessment of skills within the business
* Bespoke training for eligible employees
* Support to help your employees progress in work, further education or an apprenticeship.
* A range of learning activity both accredited and non-accredited

This service can also support individuals who have recently been made redundant with a range of both accredited and non-accredited learning activity, to help the individual progress into work, education or apprenticeship.

Marine businesses in the following post codes are eligible for the Solent Skills Support for the Workforce Project: Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Isle of Wight, New Forest, Portsmouth, Southampton.

Areas of training that businesses can access can include customer service, budget management, Web design and SEO, CRM training, sales, leadership and management, digital marketing, accountancy, finance training, technical skills and more.

Email the team at for more information.

CSW are also currently conducting Skills Survey for Employers to identify skills gaps in different sectors. Visit the following link to take part and click on the pink circle:

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Posted 2019-11-08 14:34:05

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