Key Training is proud to be one of a number of contracted suppliers of high-quality training in the North of Tyne area. The recent devolution deal means the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has a dedicated budget specifically for adult education. The Adult Education Budget is worth £23million and is a chance for adults, both in the workplace and looking for work, to improve their skills and become even more valuable assets to the region.
The Adult Education Budget was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak amid the government plans to boost the economy. The Adult Education Budget supports regional areas in improving skills training, education and apprenticeships with funding allowing many people to attend fully funded courses and enhance their skills significantly.
The NTCA recognise and understand the needs of the local area and have chosen organisations specifically to help deliver the Adult Education Budget, and we’re proud to be one of them. The organisations selected will ensure the training offered is suitable and likely to lead to gainful employment and meaningful careers in Newcastle, Northumberland, and North Tyneside.
Full Funding for Training for Over 19s
The NTCA will use the Adult Education Budget to fund the training for North of Tyne residents aged 19 and over. The courses and training provided will be with the aim of providing skills to find work, recognised qualifications and make good progress within different careers.
The NTCA has committed to focus on bringing down worklessness and low employment rates in the region, as well as tackle the high levels of in-work poverty. They have recognised skill shortage areas in Transport, Busines Services, Education, Wholesale and Retail and this should be a great opportunity to train enthusiastic people in these areas. They have also asserted their commitment to long-term growth in the region, which will be supported by shifting towards newer, emerging sectors such as digital and technology, health and life sciences and offshore and advanced manufacturing.
Upskilling in-Work Employees
As well as finding careers for people currently out of work, the fund allows for employers to upskill and develop existing staff. Full funding is available for a wide range of courses which may complement or advance the skills of existing employees and help them specialise in a new area or grow in a new direction.
The Budget has been live since August and gives local residents the impetus to increase their skills with over 37,500 funded learning opportunities available.
North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll has said: “Better education leads to better jobs. We’re supporting people to get more qualified so they can earn more.” At Key Training we’re pleased to be doing our part to train and develop local talent and help our region advance its prospects and improve its economic future.
Take a look at the wide range of fully-funded courses we have available.