Myerscough College is proud to continue a commitment to formally pledge to invest in the skills of people living and working in the county.
The Lancashire Skills Pledge is a scheme organised by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Skills and Employment Hub, that aims to recognise businesses that are already working to improve the skills of their staff and young people.
The Skills Pledge aims to offer various skills and training initiatives to local organisations. The Pledge is the way that businesses can easily sign up to a number of initiatives aimed at promoting inclusive growth and maximising social value for the benefit of the local community as a whole.
By helping local people improve their skill levels, employers enlarge the pool of talented workers they need to grow and thrive as well as helping individuals to improve their job prospects. The Pledge is the way that businesses can easily sign up to a number of initiatives we have launched to promote inclusive growth and maximise social value for the benefit of the local community as a whole.
The pledges are:
- Give an hour
- Be an Enterprise Adviser
- Industry placements
- Take on an Apprentice
- Become an Apprenticeship Ambassador
- Employ people who are out of work
- Skills support/upskilling for the workforce
- Offer a placement for a University student
This week there was a special celebration event for organisations who actively participate in the scheme.
The partnerships formed when businesses sign up to the Skills Pledge initiative are designed to upskill and inspire both current and future generations of the county’s workforce.
Chair of Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Debbie Francis said: “It is vital now more than ever that we focus on equipping our current and future workforces with the skills they need to succeed and help transform the county’s economy.
"I want to celebrate and thank all of the Skills Pledge members for the important work they are doing to support the county’s workforce. The Skills Pledge has great potential to promote economic growth and job creation, and it is fantastic to see how much it has grown.”