The Marches Education Partnership is a collaboration of education providers working together on a range of ambitious new skills-boosting projects.

The education partnership, consisting of Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College, Shrewsbury College and Telford College, works with local training providers to react to the needs of business, helping them move towards a better, and more sustainable future.

We have 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 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.

Our current projects involve a range of collaborators:
• Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association
• SBC Training
• In-Comm Training Services

We are being supported by Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, with funding provided by the Government’s Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF).

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.

Herefordshire, Ludlow & North Shropshire College
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