North Cornwall Cluster Project

A new, free advice, support and staff training service for small and medium businesses in North Cornwall

The North Cornwall Cluster Project is a new workforce development project designed to help small and medium sized businesses in North Cornwall increase their competitiveness by improving the skills of their workers.
It offers -
  • Free skills training matched to your identified business needs
  • Free training needs analysis to identify your company’s skills needs and the best way to meet them
  • Signposting service to other suitable staff training and recruitment options
  • The chance to try out Train to Gain and Apprenticeship training delivery and see if it could suit your needs
A range of flexible, modular and bite-size training options are available (e.g. using spreadsheets for business, basic health and safety courses) and the project also aims to work with local employers to -
  • explore and identify delivery methods and locations that suit their requirements
  • set up employer networks or ‘clusters’ to support local businesses and reduce costs of skills training
  • establish local delivery arrangements and delivery centres in key North Cornwall towns – e.g. Bodmin and Launceston
The North Cornwall Cluster Project is funded by the Learning Skills Council and Objective 1 European Social Funding to provide these services free of charge to businesses in North Cornwall. It has been put together by a partnership of North Cornwall District Council (following on from the recent survey of employer needs), the RDA and local education and training providers to investigate ways of overcoming employers’ barriers to accessing skills training. DMT Business Services is managing the project on behalf of the partnership.

North Cornwall Cluster Newsletter Volume 1 April 2007

To take advantage of the free support and training offered by the project or find out more about how it could benefit your business just call Karen Flannigan, Project Co-ordinator on 01208 77799 or contact usvia the website.