Truro and Penwith College has been successful in their application to the Skills Accelerator programme, meaning they will lead a strategic development fund pilot for the scheme in Cornwall.
The Government announced in the Skills for Jobs White Paper that they want to place employers at the heart of local skills systems, support close collaboration between providers, and facilitate direct and dynamic working arrangements between employers and providers. The Skills Accelerator programme will help to transform the way our skills system works and play a key role in building back better.
Welcoming the news was local Member of Parliament Cherilyn Mackrory, who said:
“I am delighted to see Truro and Penwith College’s success in their application to the Skills Accelerator programme.”
“This new approach ensures all technical education and training is based on what employers want and need. Ultimately, this will ensure that learners are able to develop the skills that enable them to get a well-paid and secure job, no matter where they live, and in the sectors that are critical to our future economic success.”
“With their strong existing offer, Truro and Penwith College is ideally placed to deliver these proposals, which will enable and enhance strategic partnerships between employers and post-16 providers, and test how these alliances will help shape future technical skills provision for young people in Cornwall.”
“I look forward to working with the team at Truro and Penwith College to bring these exciting plans forward.”