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Skills for Growth: Industry and education work placements and support in South East LEP

The call is intended to facilitate collaboration between education and SMEs across the SELEP area to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of appropriately trained tutors, teachers and trainers across the geography, in order to respond to skills shortages and job opportunities. It also responds to a job shortage area in the sector of education itself, as identified in the recently launched SELEP Skills Strategy.

Details

The call is intended to facilitate collaboration between education and SMEs across the SELEP area to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of appropriately trained tutors, teachers and trainers across the geography, in order to respond to skills shortages and job opportunities. It also responds to a job shortage area in the sector of education itself.

Through this call the Managing Authority is seeking project(s) to deliver projects to address the shortages outlined above and to enable the co-ordination of close SME / education working across the SELEP area. Innovation in approach is welcomed but examples of the sorts of activities sought are:

  • Placements for tutors, teachers or trainers within SMEs in priority sectors locally and for individuals from SMEs within educational establishments to facilitate learning, best practice and collaboration.
  • Support for individuals from SMEs to undertake teacher training in order to contribute to industry led teaching and address shortages
  • Support for individuals from SMEs and educational establishments to work together to raise awareness of priority sectors, offer events and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Placements for students within SMEs particularly where this may enable a pathway to teaching in the relevant educational establishment.

For more information, download the call specification.

Location

The project must cover the South East LEP Area.

Value

Approximately £2,500,000 of funding is available.

Deadlines

Full application deadline: 02 May 2019

Completion date

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

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‘Wheels for Work and Training’ in the
South East LEP area

This call is to run a project to support unemployed or inactive residents
find a way of travelling to / from employment or training opportunities,
where they cannot afford this or do not have a way of travelling.

Details

Innovative solutions are welcomed and examples of the sorts of support include:

  • Targeted, personalised and bespoke advice and support for unemployed and economically inactive participants
  • Personalised travel planning and advice for each individual to provide improved access to each individual to give them improved access to training and employment opportunities. Travel training may also be included.
  • Proposals may include eligible, practical transport solutions for individuals such as bicycle, electric bicycle and scooter hire / borrowing for up to 6 months, basic training, safety equipment (I.e. helmet, jacket, gloves and lock),
  • Support to purchase rail, bus tickets where this will address a barrier to a job or trainingFor more information, click here

Location:

The project must be within the South East LEP area.

Value:

Approximately £1,500,000 of funding is available (requiring 50% match)

Deadlines:

Full application deadline: 30th May 2019

Completion date:

The project must be completed no later than 3 years and 6 months after the proposed start date.

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