Harlow College is delighted to be part of the Greater Essex Skills Network, an initiative, via the UK Government’s Local Skills Improvement Fund, that is designed to help employers based in Greater Essex to develop the skills of their current and future workforce, including the use of emerging green and digital technologies.
The Greater Essex Skills Network is an Essex-wide partnership between Harlow College, Chelmsford College, Colchester Institute, South Essex College, USP College, Writtle University College and the Essex Provider Network, and, in association with the Essex Chamber of Commerce, that will enable the delivery of bespoke training courses to meet the needs of local business.
The project will be driven by employers and training providers, working together to identify local skills needs and to begin the process of transforming the way training is delivered, so that it both meets and drives demand for skills.
One of the aims of the Greater Essex Skills Network is to ensure employers are central to the conversation around identifying business’ skills needs and the upskilling of employees, with the aim of co-designing and delivering training solutions to fill skills gaps where possible.
What does this mean for me and my business?
Be part of the conversation
Being part of the Greater Essex Skills Network means you are part of the conversation around identifying your business’ skills needs and the upskilling of your employees, with the aim of co-designing and delivering training courses to fill your skills gaps where possible.
Free training courses
Being part of the Greater Essex Skills Network means that courses designed to meet your skills needs may be free for you and your employees.
A dedicated Skills Advisor
Skills Advisors are available via the network to support you with your skills needs and to provide information and clarification on any aspect of skills and training, all free of charge.
Is my business eligible to take part in the project?
I’m interested… what do I do next?
Become part of the Greater Essex Skills Network and book a 20 minute appointment slot with a Harlow College Skills Advisor to discuss your current and future workforce development needs.
Working in association with:
The training providers in the Greater Essex Skills Network cover the whole of Essex, ensuring there is coverage in your area.
We are planning to run a series of employer network events with the Essex Chamber of Commerce.
Full details will be posted here soon.