Metro mayors urged to address skills gap

The North West's incoming metro mayors must address the "skills gap" to ensure the region prospers, according to a commercial property expert. Mike Horner, regional director of Muse Developments, says that getting young people into work should be a priority for the new leaders of Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ... Read More...

Business leaders back Northern Powerhouse recommendations

North West business leaders have welcomed recommendations outlined in the first official Northern Powerhouse Partnership report. The plan highlights improvements to skills training, infrastructure and broadband provision as key areas the region must address to fulfil its economic potential. The partnership, chaired by former chancellor George Osborne, concludes that the North stands to ... Read More...

Support project to boost Liverpool City Region apprenticeships

A new project supporting apprenticeships is underway across the Liverpool City Region after being commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service. The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools (ASK) initiative will help the government achieve its target of 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020. Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation (GMLPF) will deliver the ... Read More...

Carillion boosts its apprenticeships support with GMLPF membership

Construction firm Carillion is the 100th company to join the Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation (GMLPF) as it continues to champion apprenticeships. GMLPF, which is open to companies delivering training, education and employment across the Liverpool City Region, aims to drive prosperity with a foundation of skills for economic success. Carillion, which ... Read More...

Digital skills academy to open in Liverpool

A new £2.5 million digital skills academy is to open in Liverpool this September. Jointly funded by the City of Liverpool College and the government, the facility will offer courses in coding, software development, online marketing and games design. Providing qualifications from level 1 through to higher degree and also catering for ... Read More...