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The Lancashire Colleges to lobby government over funding for college sector
Thursday 11 October
The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) along with staff and students from a number of Lancashire’s further education (FE) colleges will travel to London to call on government for better investment in colleges and fair pay for college staff. Read more.

Digital Skills Partnership Co-ordinator Vacancy
Tuesday 18 September
The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub has a vacancy for a Digital Skills Partnership Co-ordinator to support the development and co-ordination of the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership. Read more.

*ESF Opt-ins Announced*
Friday 24 August
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has recently announced the final co-financed ESF procurement exercise. Following on from the College’s recent Expression of Interest process, we will be submitting formal tender applications for the Lancashire area.
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Successful Lancashire skills and employment programme extended
Tuesday 21 August
Moving On, a fully-funded programme which aims to help young people to gain employment or progress to further education and training has been extended until March 2019.
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New ESF Opt-In
Wednesday 1 August
We understand the next ESF Opt-in commissioning round is due to commence in a few weeks for the award of new contracts. Read more.

Extension for successful Lancashire employment programme
Wednesday 11 July
Access to Employment, which is helping Lancashire businesses expand their workforce and support people into employment, has been extended until March 2019. Read more.

Lancashire employment programme reaches milestone
Thursday 26 April
More than 2,000 people in Lancashire have received support through Access to Employment, a programme which is helping them to gain the skills needed by local employers. Read more.

New Chair for The Lancashire Colleges
Thursday 19 April
Wes Johnson, Principal and Chief Executive of Lancaster & Morecambe College, has been appointed as the new Chair of The Lancashire Colleges. Read more.

Staff training supporting success of projects helping Lancashire’s NEET young people and unemployed adults into work or training
Thursday 12 October
Lancashire’s colleges, training providers and specialist organisations recently came together at Brockholes Reserve in Preston to learn about a variety of topics, helping them to support Lancashire’s young people, adults and employers as part of the ‘Moving On’ and ‘Access to Employment’ projects. Read more

Alison Robinson to take charge at Myerscough College
Tuesday 3 October
Myerscough College is delighted to announce that Alison Robinson will become the new Chief Executive and Principal next year. Read more.

Additional organisations to join the Access to Employment provider network
August 2017
Access to Employment supports adults who are unemployed or ‘inactive’ to tackle their barriers to work and enter and sustain employment including apprenticeships. Following two Invitations to Tender launched in July 2017, we are pleased to announce the following organisations have been invited to join the Access to Employment provider network, helping to ensure the success of the project in meeting local needs:

Access to Employment – Skills Support for the Unemployed

  • Enterprise4All (NW) Ltd
  • Nova Payroll Management T/A Pin Point Training
  • Salford Diocesan Trust T/A St Anthony’s Centre
  • The Construction Skills People Ltd

Access to Employment – Enhancing Apprenticeships

  • Enterprise4All (NW) Ltd

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