PRESS RELEASE OXFORDSHIRE

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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PRESS RELEASE


OXFORDSHIRE

Pera Training

wins training contract worth
£832,000 for Oxfordshire




Pera Training

has announced it has won a ‘Skills Support for the Workforce’ contract worth
in excess of
£
830
.

The contract, which will commence in Ju
ly
, will see
Oxford and Cherwell Valley College,
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxeta
support SMEs
to
train and develop their workforce
in the key Local Enterprise Partnership area of
Oxford
shire
.

Funding for the contracts will be provided by the EU’s Europ
ean Social Fund (ESF), an
initiative designed to improve employment opportuni
ties within the European Union.

Commenting on the successful bids, Pera Training’s Chief Executive, Richard Grice,
explained:

“We are delighted to have successfully secured these
contracts. We are pleased that key
decision makers recognised not only the value for money our proposals offered to
taxpayers, but also the advantages of our best
-
in
-
class supply chain approach, which
tailors training for the workforce to the needs of the
local economy. Pera Training
specialises in an adaptable approach, engaging with organisations to establish their
current needs in order to supply their workforce with the skills needed for concrete growth
in key sectors. This positions Pera Training to co
ntribute directly to Lord Heseltine’s
recommendations in the recent No Stone Unturned report.”

Pera Training

will ensure that its training programmes will be locally aligned in tandem with
the Local Enterprise Partnerships. There will be no training costs

for
SME

employers in
priority sectors which are identified as key to the growth of the local economy. Example
sectors include:



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A key outcome of the programme

is to increase the take up of apprenticeships in small to
medium sized businesses. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has
heralded apprenticeships as central to the Government’s drive for growth and has
repeatedly said that they are the futu
re of the UK’s economy.

MPs from all political parties support the expansion of apprenticeships as a way of
significantly improving the employability of their constituents.

For more information please contact
Elaine Sharp on
0
7879 888959

or by email at
ela
ine.sharp@peratraining.com.