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University of Sunderland ESF Funding opportunities



MTC Training within the University of Sunderland have secured a significant ESF match-funded contract to support businesses within the Tyne & Wear and Northumberland area.

"Unlocking Digital Skills for North East Businesses" aims to support the development and upskilling of digital skills to existing workforces across a range of industries, with a particular focus on Manufacturing.  Whilst the ratio of male to female workers in this sector remains hugely imbalanced, this project will actively prioritise female workers within participating employers, encouraging progression in employment to help address the gender employment gap.

Working collaboratively with those employers who engage with the programme, this project will provide on-going IAG, promoting employment opportunities and associated skills needs across a range of roles.  Individual participants will be supported to increase their job / industry specific skills through specialist training and qualifications that will provide a pathway to further and higher education.

This ESF programme requires match funding from employers, with a maximum of 50% funding available.

The project, which runs until 31st March 2021 will support up to 2500 participants.

For more details please contact MTC Training directly on 0191 5153355
or via email to esf@mtc-training.co.uk



MTC Training is a commercial unit of the University of Sunderland.

The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at its global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.




   To book or for further information, please telephone 0191 515 3355 or e-mail us at sales@mtc-training.co.uk