The ESF Business Clusters project, funded by the European Social Fund, will engage and support at least 605 SME and micro-businesses throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to identify skills gaps and facilitate creative training. The aim of the project is to deliver an employer-led approach to improve the labour market relevance of skills provision.
The project, led by Truro and Penwith College, works with eight sector specific lead-partners project offer employer-led activities to a wide range of key sectors, including Construction, Early Years, Health and Social Care, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Leisure, Manufacturing, Marine, Retail and Digital Technologies and Software.
As a leading digital skills advocate and provider of training for the region, DPN will fulfil the role of delivering digital skills training across a diverse range as part of the project.
The project will be part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.
ESF Funding: £5,499,249
Match Funding: £1,374,876
Total Project Funding: £6,874,125