Borders College

Flexible Workforce Development Fund

An initiative to help build skills, growth, equality of opportunity and productivity in the workplace has just been launched by the Scottish Government and is supported by Colleges Scotland. The allocation to Borders College is just over £112,000.

Borders College Business Development

The Flexible Workforce Development Fund will be introduced to provide employers with workforce development training to up-skill and re-skill their existing workforce. The initiative is in direct response to a call from employers in their response to the Scottish Government’s recent consultation on the introduction of the UK Apprenticeship Levy.

The flexible approach of colleges and the ability of the college sector to adapt and respond quickly to changing demands have been recognised. Colleges are in a strong position to meet the requirements for delivery of this fund in the current academic year. This flexibility, coupled with the robust quality assurance that underpins college provision, will contribute significantly to the successful, efficient delivery of the fund through the college sector.

Borders College, through their Business Development team, is looking forward to working with employers to meet their needs both locally and nationally, prioritize provision that meets known skills gaps in the economy and support the drive for inclusive, sustainable growth.

Contact should be made to Deirdre McKendry – dmckendry@borderscollege.ac.uk – or by calling 0796 813 5407.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund