Local employer skills gaps are to be addressed with a funding boost to transform training and grow the economy.
Local communities across the country are set to benefit from a share of £165 million to transform skills training in their area and help get more people into jobs closer to home.
Further education providers are invited to apply for cash from the Local Skills Improvement Fund, which will be used to renovate facilities with up-to-date equipment, help to upskill teachers, and deliver new courses in key subjects such as green construction, carbon capture and cyber security that meet the needs of local employers.
This means that wherever there are skills black holes, they will now be filled.
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