Weston College to receive a share of £11.7m Government funding

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 April 2018

Dr Paul Phillips with students of Weston College.

Dr Paul Phillips with students of Weston College.

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Weston College will receive a share of £11.7million worth of funding from central Government.

The money will be used to encourage people to take part in training programmes to help them progress in their current employment or secure a new job.

The college’s project will help people use online training courses.

MORE: College halfway to beating apprenticeship target.

Skills minister Anne Milton announced the flexible learning fund will support 32 innovative projects across England, but it is not yet known how much the college will receive.

The decision has been welcomed by Weston MP John Penrose, who said: “All modern businesses working as part of Weston’s economic rebirth need a really strong talent-pool to fuel their growth, not just people looking for their first job, but mid-career adults who need to update and refresh their skills.

“I’m delighted with the college’s plan to offer flexible, partly-online courses so people can learn new skills which could change their lives.”

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