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Are you a small or medium sized business (SME), with less than 250 employees, who could benefit from free training to up-skill your workforce? Does your business have a particular training need that could make a real difference to your success?


York College has secured funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) for the Skills Support for the Workforce project to work with local SMEs, offering free courses to employees who do not currently hold 5 GCSEs (Grade A - C).

It is likely that Team Leadership, Customer Service and IT courses will be offered as part of the portfolio, however other courses will be determined by what local SME’s actually need. The College would like employers to contact them with their specific training requirements and will work with employers to deliver bespoke courses. For example, the health care sector may want the College to deliver courses on dementia care or infection control.

Sue Newton-Brown, York College Project Manager, says: “Providing your workforce with the necessary skills is absolutely key, it can make a huge difference to business success. This training is at no cost to the employer, it’s a win-win situation. I would urge SMEs to contact the College to inform us of their business needs and we will work with them to provide the training they require.”

To find out more about Skills Support for the Workforce, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01904 770234.

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