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Devolution presents a fantastic opportunity for Tees Valley.  The Combined Authority will have the ability to align skills funding streams for a more effective and joined-up system that addresses local challenges and seizes opportunities to improve outcomes for our residents and businesses.

Raising skill levels is essential for the future success of our region.  It will help attract new businesses as well as increase the quantity and quality of jobs available.  It will also support local people to access these jobs, help them achieve their full potential and attain social mobility for them and their families.

Skills Support for the Workforce is a major new service funded by the European Social Fund, providing free training and skills planning support to eligible businesses based in Tees Valley. You can find out more about Skills Support for the Workforce by clicking here

‘An Hour to Skill’

‘An Hour to Skill’ is a new campaign to inspire the nation and in particular older learners to spend one hour a week learning online with The Skills Toolkit.

The Skills Toolkit gives you access to free, high quality online courses that will boost your skills and job prospects.

By setting aside an hour a week for online learning, you can learn skills that could help unlock job opportunities in a competitive market, as well as help boost skills to get ahead in your current role from how to communicate effectively at work or build a professional online presence, to practical maths and boosting digital skills.

Take ‘An Hour to Skill’ by starting a free online course via The Skills Toolkit click here