£15m training programme launched in the North East

£15m training programme launched in the North East

£15m training programme launched in the North East

Gateshead College is delivering a range of fully funded workforce development programmes that help North East entrepreneurs, start-ups and established SMEs build and widen their skills base.    

One such scheme is the Go>Grow programme, which was launched after the college was awarded £15m from the European Social Fund through the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

As the lead organisation on the project, the college teamed up with 25 top training providers to deliver courses designed to help entrepreneurs meet their business growth plans. Business needs are identified through a face-to-face meeting with a college expert.

The training programme is then developed around these needs and can be delivered at any of the Go>Grow training provider sites, or within the premises of the individual businesses, and is available up until July 2018.

Melanie Thompson-Glen, business development manager at Gateshead College, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs and companies to create new skills within their business through fully funded bespoke training programmes such as Go>Grow.

 “We have been working closely with our carefully selected partners and local organisations including the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and North East England Chamber of Commerce to secure the futures of our businesses and entrepreneurs, create more employment opportunities and boost the growth of SMEs which are crucial to the economic prosperity of the North East.”