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Building Skills and Growth Capacity (BSGC)

Project Summary

The Project has been funded through European Social Fund (ESF) as a Priority 2.2 project improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems until September 2020. The project will focus on supporting the growth of SMEs and Micro businesses in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin through ensuring that they can identify and access the skills development options that align with and unlock their growth.

The project will offer flexible support options that can react to business need, acknowledging that SMEs and micro businesses require different solutions, and that smaller businesses need support to understand complexities and changes within the skills environment.

What the project is

The project will focus on delivering an in-depth organisational needs analysis to SME's to identify skills requirement for both now and in the future. This could be in the form of short bespoke courses, Higher level apprenticeships or HE student placements, If lower level skills and apprenticeships are identified the University will act as a brokerage service to other colleges and training providers.

Who will benefit from the project?

SMEs and micro business within Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

The project is based at University Centre Shrewsbury and Beneficiary SMEs will be identified through existing links with the Business Growth Hub and other key links.


Ruth Westwood

Apprenticeship Development Manager

01746 297597