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Three Worcestershire further education colleges have been successful in their bid for funding from a Government-backed scheme. Heart of Worcestershire College, WCG and Kidderminster College submitted a collaborative bid to the Strategic Development Fund, and the bid was supported by many local stakeholders including the Chamber of Commerce, Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council.

The college partners secured over £1.6 million in funding, which will help support new capital developments in social care teaching spaces and digital infrastructure, as well as helping the development of a range of teaching and learning resources and careers information for the same social care sector.

The purpose of this project is to enable those involved to ensure our overall capacity is coordinated, shaped and developed to meet the needs of Worcestershire through a college collaborative model, with a primary focus on the health and domiciliary care sector within the county, one identified with significant growth opportunities but also with significant challenges.

We will link this to an additional issue within our geography - digital skills; in addressing the primary sector through digital developments, there will be benefits that address these gaps across sectors.

Workforce and careers development will be addressed through employer and schools engagement, which will seek to develop clear and attractive career routes and progression pathways into the sector.

Stuart Laverick, Principal and Chief Executive of HoW College, said:

"This is a very exciting opportunity for FE College colleagues in Worcestershire to work together to further enhance the teaching and learning services that support a wide range of technical and vocational career paths that are critical to the economic health of the county and the wider region.”

Last modified: Thursday, 5 January 2023, 4:57 PM