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Community and Voluntary Work to Benefit in and around London

Metropole College has been awarded a European Social Fund (ESF) contract. The funding will aid in supporting Information Technology Qualifications (ITQs) for voluntary and community organisations in and around London.

“This is an excellent opportunity for voluntary and community sector organisations in London to take advantage of this free training,” said Paul Crosswell, Head of Development Funding at the Learning Skills Council (LSC).

It is hoped that the program will improve the employability and progression of staff to ensure that they have the necessary skills to serve both their employers and communities.

The Targets of the Project

The project will target SMEs and micro businesses in the voluntary and community sector who would most benefit from the improved IT levels of their staff. It will also target staff within such organisations who are most at risk in the labour market, and provide ITQ training.

“The training will not only benefit the individuals but will help to make the voluntary and community sectors organizations more efficient whilst allowing people to gain recognised qualifications,” said Crosswell.

The project will benefit organisations in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, RoyalBorough of Kensington and Chelsea, Islington, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Kate Watkins

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