Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is focussed upon increasing the skill levels of employees in small and medium sized enterprises and micro businesses across our area’s priority growth sectors. It also supports sole traders, who represent a significant proportion of the area’s overall workforce.

The programme helps to improve progression at work and productivity by addressing skills gaps through tailored training, including nationally recognised qualifications. For many employees, the fully publicly funded training under the programme can help them develop the confidence and acquire the skills to succeed in high quality apprenticeships.

Businesses share the impact and positive experience of engaging with Skills Support for the Workforce below:

The programme can also help those either facing or recently made redundant.

For more information visit the Skills Support for the Workforce website- or contact Sue Dawson at Calderdale College, [email protected] or 07545420970.

In this film, you can hear from our providers and employers who have accessed fully funded training through Calderdale College’s Skills Support for the Workforce project: