Bill Jones, Deputy CEO at @LuminateEdGroupp and Principal at @leedscitycoll reflects on the #Budget2021
The Chancellor’s Budget announcement has revealed many positive opportunities for FE colleges in terms of funding, particularly with the investment in traineeships and apprenticeships as well as the Help to Grow scheme for SMEs, with subsidies for business and digital training. These are very welcome and signal that skills could play an important role in our economic recovery post-pandemic. The question now is whether these new initiatives can pave the way for skills to move from an important role to the central role in the country's long-term recovery and growth.
@leedscitycoll - Leeds City College has been awarded funding for an LGBTQ+ volunteering programme, as part of the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport (@AoC_Sport) Academy Development Fund.
The LGBTQ+ Sport and Physical Activity Leadership Programme will inspire those within its community to become sport and physical activity leaders, by encouraging volunteers to support and lead sessions for the college’s LGBTQ+ Society and the wider college community.
@leedscitycoll, which is part of @LuminateEdGroup, is encouraging more young people to participate in sports activities by teaming up with @RhinosNetballSL, ahead of its first ever season in the Vitality Netball Superleague.
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