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Funding from the UK Shared Prosperity fund (UKSPF) has been awarded to Lancaster & Morecambe College to help support businesses, entrepreneurs, volunteers and the wider community with high quality support, education and training.
The Employer Hub @LMC project will create a dynamic partnership between the College and the business community, ensuring that local skill requirements are met to support and sustain growth across the Lancaster district, benefiting the whole community, building on effective and established relationships with employer representatives, the project will develop a range of innovative, fully-funded courses to support the professional development of employees from across the district, including Leadership & Management, Customer Service and Computer Aided Design (CAD) qualifications.
Funding has also been made available for LMC to promote decarbonisation, sustainable practices and the Green Skills agenda, helping employers to implement change within their business.
Charlotte Rawes, LMC’s Vice Principal Progress & Performance,
“We developed the Employer Hub @LMC project in response to feedback from employers who want to access high-quality training, development and advice for their workforce. This funding, which has been allocated locally by Lancaster City Council to support the local investment plan, will allow us to recruit highly-skilled lecturers and employer engagement advisors who will work with local businesses to identify training needs and deliver courses to meet their requirements.”
As part of the new project, the College has just launched an innovative ‘Aspiring Leaders’ programme, which is due to start in October and focuses on a range of key leadership characteristics such as motivation, strategic mindset, communication and innovation. The programme will be delivered in 7 half-day sessions at the LMC Employer Hub and is open to individuals who want to progress into leadership and supervisory roles. The course is open to adults who live or work in north Lancashire (within the Lancaster City Council district) and is fully-funded. The sessions can be also be accessed remotely.
New courses, including 2D Computer Aided Design, are currently being developed and will be promoted on our website and across the Employer Hub social media platforms.