An initiative to upskill workforces and boost productivity across the North East has hit a major milestone, delivering free training to more than ten thousand people.
The Go>Grow scheme has seen thousands of individuals and organisations benefit from training over the last five months, helping them to improve business performance and equip employees with critical new skills.
The scheme was launched after Gateshead College, which is leading the project, secured £15m worth of funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
So far, more than £7.5m worth of training has been delivered as Go>Grow has helped people to gain vital skills to successfully gain employment and improve their effectiveness at work, with many businesses seeing an uptake in demand for their services as a result.
The courses are being delivered in partnership with colleges, training providers and business support specialists, with a wide range of subjects available. Read more