The College will be helping local businesses share a windfall through our work in the London Capital Colleges group (LCC), a consortium of 12 of London's largest colleges, which has secured a £16m cash boost to fund work-based qualifications for around 9,000 working adults in a bid to improve skills in the capital.
Following the successful bid led by Newham College, Skills Support for the Workforce will be funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) and awarded by the Skills Funding Agency. It will be used by the training providers within the LCC to give free workplace training and support to help the capital's workforce gain relevant skills and qualifications to advance their careers and boost business growth.
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Trade union studies students at South Thames College learnt from the expert as union leader, Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) talked face to face with them at the College's Tooting Centre about his experience.
Recognising the range of specialist union courses on offer at South Thames, Serwotka shared his know-how and ideas with former and prospective students and how training can improve the skills of union reps. He was also on hand to award the employment law diplomas and other certificates to recent graduates.
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There was a competitive spirit at the College recently as students from courses in accounting, beauty therapy and interactive media went head-to-head with their classmates in a bid to prove their skills in their subjects.
Run by the Institute for Learning in conjunction with WorldSkills, experts from the two organisations held a vocational masterclass programme at the Wandsworth Campus to help develop tutors' coaching skills and boost students' motivation and skills through experiencing competition activities.
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