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The Marches Education Partnership has secured £2.5 million to boost skills training in the manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors – with a particular focus on ‘green’ technologies.

It will see the launch of 14 new training centres and the creation of at least 30 new courses across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

The project involves a number of education partners:

  • Telford College
  • Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College
  • Shrewsbury Colleges Group
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association
  • SBC Training
  • In-Comm Training Services

They are also being supported by Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Chamber of Commerce.

The funding is being provided by the Government’s Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF).

It addresses specific skills needs identified in the latest Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for the Marches area.

The project will address staff and skills shortages in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, including food and drink and construction, and build a ‘green skills’ construction workforce with a focus on environmental technologies.

The aim is to ensure that people seeking careers in growing sectors such as green energy, digital and construction – or looking to upskill for career development – can access improved skills training, helping them secure good jobs closer to home.

Who are we?

The Marches Education Partnership is a collaboration of education and training organisations working together on ambitious new skills-boosting projects. We will provide the required training to meet demand as industry moves towards a better, more sustainable future.

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