City of Wolverhampton College has joined forces with four neighbouring colleges and a range of local industry bodies to launch a new technical skills training initiative for staff in local companies.
The Skills Accelerator scheme encourages employers to enrol their staff for free digital/IT and management and new technologies-based training, paving the way for them to access higher level training.
Fifteen short courses covering a range of topics – including cybersecurity, website design, 3D printing and business improvement techniques – will be delivered by City of Wolverhampton College, Dudley College, Halesowen College, Sandwell College and Walsall College before the end of March.
Louise Fall, deputy principal at City of Wolverhampton College, said: “We are delighted to be working with our neighbouring colleges to deliver the Skills Accelerator project which will enable employers to take advantage of free training for their staff to ensure they are equipped with the digital skills they need to meet the demands of their business.”
The initiative has been developed in response to priorities outlined in the government’s Skills for Jobs white paper for reshaping the technical skills of the local labour market and wider economy.
The scheme was launched at Walsall College and was attended was by representatives from the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Greater Birmingham, Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), local councils and staff from each college.
View the full Skills Accelerator courses on offer at the college here