Local Skills Improvement Fund

Project overview

The Lancashire Colleges are currently developing a proposal for the Local Skills Improvement Fund which will see our member colleges collaborate to deliver projects that respond to local skills needs as highlighted in the Lancashire Local Skills Improvement Plan.

We are focusing on three priority areas:

1. Skills for sustainable construction and other ‘green tech’
2. Digital skills needed by different sectors including around AI and cyber-security
3. Farm to fork – skills for sustainable farming, food production and catering/hospitality

These projects will see the colleges working directly with local businesses to identify and understand their skills needs, developing new courses and signposting to existing programmes to help grow the skills of their current and future workforce. The colleges will develop exciting new facilities, equipment and teaching resources and will invest in the skills of their teachers and tutors, ensuring they provide the highest quality education and training. They will also work with local employers and schools to help promote the exciting careers and training pathways available, raising the awareness of these key sectors with Lancashire’s children and young people.

We hope to be able to announce that we have secured funding from the Department for Education to support these important projects in late-October 2023. In the meantime if you would like to find out more about our proposals then please contact us at info@tlc.ac.uk.

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