£2.5 million training boost for key business sectors

Education organisations across the Marches have secured a £2.5 million funding package to boost skills training in the manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors – with a particular focus on ‘green’ technologies. It will see new training centres opened and new courses delivered across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire and Herefordshire, under the Marches Education Partnership banner. […]

Immersive Virtual Reality Cave Technology Comes to The Marches

The Marches Education Partnership is pleased to reveal that each of the three main partners, Herefordshire Ludlow and North Shropshire College, Telford College and Shrewsbury College Group, has an Immersive Cave set up and ready to be used by students, visitors and employers. What is an Immersive Cave? CAVE stands for Cave, Automatic, Virtual, Environment. […]

Partnership secures funding to deliver new project in low carbon, renewable technologies

The Marches Education Partnership is pleased to announce that it has been successful in a bid to work on an exciting new project in low carbon, renewable technologies. The partnership includes Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College, Telford College and Shrewsbury Colleges Group and is supported by other education and training providers throughout The Marches […]

Glowing praise for ‘brilliant’ education collaboration

A partnership project designed to boost skills and fill vacancies across the region’s health and social care sector has been hailed as a ‘brilliant’ example of creativity and collaboration. The Marches Education Partnership is being driven by a group of education and training organisations to support the recruitment and retention of NHS and social care […]

Pre employment course: Students take their first steps

Students have taken their first steps on the road to a career in the health and social care sector, thanks to a pre-employment course at Telford College. The free course is run as part of the Marches Education Partnership – a collaboration of education and training organisations, working on an ambitious new skills-boosting project to […]

‘Life-changing’ opportunity for multi-lingual trio

Luana Adelina Pires, Luiza Pires and Ablay Sowe were able to speak no fewer than seven languages between them – but none of them held formal English qualifications. Thanks to the Marches Education Partnership pre-employment course, they have  now been able to secure positions as health care assistants. After completing their 12-week module, the trio […]

Partnership outlines skills-boosting plans for health and social care sector

A partnership of education and training organisations has revealed more details about its ambitious plans to boost skills across the health and social care sector. The Marches Education Partnership has been formed to deliver a Government-backed £2.4 million project, funded by Strategic Development Fund cash. The joint bid was led by Telford College, and also […]

Students begin applying for new health and social care courses

The first students have begun applying for places on a range of new courses designed to boost skills across the region’s health and social care sector. Seven new courses are being launched by the Marches Education Partnership, a £2.7 million project involving Telford College, Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College, and SBC […]

Joining forces to support the health and social care sector

A partnership of education and training organisations is launching an ambitious new skills-boosting project to provide valuable support for the local health and social care sector. Strategic Development Fund cash has been secured to set up the Government-backed Marches Education Partnership scheme. The joint bid was led by Telford College, and also includes Shrewsbury Colleges […]