Seetec (@SeetecInspire) is delighted to announce that the Education and Skills Funding Agency has awarded Seetec Outsource National Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding to deliver vocational training to individuals aged 19 and over across the North West and South West of England.
Delivery under the new national AEB contract will begin this week, enabling Seetec to expand its existing provision regionally to help even more people develop the skills they need to secure employment and achieve their long-term career ambitions, while supporting a skills-led recovery from COVID-19.
Neil Bates, Managing Director of Seetec Outsource, said:
“National Adult Education Budget funding has allowed Seetec Outsource the ability to deliver a more targeted approach to address critical skill gaps in the regions.
“We will press ahead with plans to invest in more skills development opportunities to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving labour market. This will be crucial to the UK’s long-term economic and social recovery from COVID-19. The awarding of funds to Seetec Outsource means that more can be done to upskill individuals within some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities, where the social and economic impact of the pandemic has been most profound.
“It is in the national interest that the focus on a regional approach to skills development, as a pathway to sustained employment outcomes, remains a Government priority as the country continues to work in earnest towards delivering a better post-COVID future.”
Seetec Outsource already delivers adult education and training across Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and Bristol in the West of England through devolved AEB contracts. In recent years, through its AEB footprint, Seetec has supported almost 8000 learners to realise their full potential as they move forward with their educational and career aspirations.
The business will deliver training and qualifications for priority sectors, including warehousing and storage, health and social care, teaching, professional services and construction. A mix of classroom-based and online learning will provide learners with the flexibility to access courses around other commitments such as work and childcare.
This latest funding allocation will enable Seetec to complement the services provided by its Employability and Health business division, Seetec Pluss, in the region, ensuring jobseekers can gain the skills and qualifications they need to access new opportunities and build a rewarding career.