This is an information event to discuss the current ESF Skills for Growth project call in North East LEP area.
9am, refreshments and networking for a 9.30am start.
This Call is seeking applications which help deliver the North East region’s strategies and plans that promote the development of a highly skilled workforce.
Applications are particularly welcome which have a focus on the following sectors:
Those areas of the economy that are strategically important to the region, notably:
- Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
- Health, Life Sciences and Social care
Those industrial sectors in the region that ‘enable’ growth in other sectors of the regions’ economy notably:
- Financial Business & Professional Services
- Transport & Logistics
Those sectors of the economy that employ most of the regions workforce and form the majority employment base, including:
- Administrative and clerical
- Arts, Culture and Tourism
- Care & human healthcare services
- Customer services and retail
- Hospitality & Catering
As well as these strategically important and enabling sectors, upskilling the workforce through the offer of learning and development opportunities is vital across the whole of the regions’ economy and this call therefore has specifically been designed to generate interest and applications across all sectors that will augment both the skillsets of individual employees and support business productivity and growth.
For Priority 2.1 this call seeks proposals for projects that provide training and learning and development opportunities for people within the current workforce in the region to acquire new skills from basic skills levels through to management and leadership programmes across the full range of employment sectors.
For Priority 2.2 this call seeks proposals that support activity to improve the opportunities to provide placements, work experience and higher-level apprenticeships within SMEs and micro businesses and build the capacity and infrastructure of SMEs and micro businesses to create such opportunities in the North East region.
Further information about the call can be found here.