The Specialist Skills Support Programme will deliver a programme of activities to support Micro, Small and/or Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) businesses and their employees, enabling them to take advantage of the opportunities for growth and increased prosperity in the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding (YNYER) Region.
There are three strands of support that will be delivered by this project:
A programme of activity to support SMEs by offering innovative solutions to address current and future shortfalls in skilled labour due to an ageing workforce and also support employed individuals aged 50+ to remain economically active for longer.
A programme of activity to support SMEs in:
The programme also aims to deliver a programme of activities to support employees who are on in-work benefits to realise their potential and deliver skills solutions which will increase their employment prospects.
A programme of activity to support female workers to remain and develop in STEM businesses in order to meet future demand in the sector.
The Specialist Skills Support Programme will be delivered in Partnership by Calderdale College, University of York and NYBEP Ltd.
The Specialist Skills Support Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the Managing Authority for the European Social Fund.
In order to be eligible for support through this Programme the business must:
Delivery of this programme is due to start at the end of 2020, and will run until October 2022.
If you would like to find out futher information about the programmes please email us or telephone us on +44 (0)1904 325145.