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Unionlearn to re-launch in partnership with learndirect as U-Net

Unionlearn, the TUC’s learning and skills organisation,will re-launch its network of learning centres which work in partnership with learndirect as U-Net, in Cambridgeshire and Essex (Monday 14 July). The national network was re-launched by Skills Minister David Lammy MP in May and today trade unionists from Cambridge and Essex will gather to discuss how workers can upgrade skills, develop knowledge, and work with employers to take advantage of government initiatives in the two counties. Also attending the unionlearn Cambridge and Essex Forum at Huntingdonshire Regional College, will be Sector Skills Councils such as Improve, which works with employers in the Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing sector.

Besides learning about the new and exciting opportunities which U-Net centres can offer workers, participants will also hear about new developments in Trade Union Education. There will also be an opportunity to listen to and meet Train to Gain brokers TCHC, who will discuss how organisations in the region can take advantage of government funding to train their employees.

Barry Francis, unionlearn Regional Manager said: “Unionlearn regional forums are a great opportunity for trade unions, local businesses and organisations to network with each other to make sure that Cambridgeshire and Essex are in a position to tackle the skills crisis and take advantage of the various training opportunities on offer.”

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