The Western Morning News Manufacturer of the Year Award is being sponsored by City College Plymouth.
As one of the largest training providers in the South West, and with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, City College is well-placed to support businesses of all sizes operating within a broad range of industries.
Phil Davies, Principal and Chief Executive of City College Plymouth, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Western Morning Business Awards. The Awards celebrate achievement across the business community, and we believe that by supporting the employers we work with that we share in their success. By supporting businesses, we are supporting and nurturing a more secure and prosperous future for our young people and for the region.”
City College Plymouth has a turnover of £30million, 11,000 students and 650 employees. It works with more than 1,000 employers, including local government and third sector organisations, on a range of strategies and bespoke projects to remain at the forefront of the training and skills agenda in the region.
The City’s population is planned to grow to over 300,000 people in the next 15 years. Therefore, it is vital that the College stays one step ahead to ensure that it’s providing the skills local people are going to need to find and maintain employment.
The College’s £13million state-of-the-art Regional Centre of Excellence for STEM, opening this autumn, will play a big part in this. Employers have been involved at every stage, helping to develop the curriculum so that the College delivers work-ready youngsters and adults. The centre will revolutionise the way subjects are taught, offering a flexible environment that simulates ‘real work’ scenarios with industry-standard workshops, laboratories and studios equipped with high-tech resources to support a broader and more relevant STEM curriculum.
For the region’s current workforce, a comprehensive portfolio of training for businesses ranges from Apprenticeships to higher-level skills, and from basic English and maths to management training. The College’s dedicated business engagement team provides a single point of contact, helping to identify training needs and to access Government funding. The training provided is not only of the highest quality but enables employers to maximise their training budgets, whether for nationally recognised qualifications or bespoke training packages. To provide a truly demand-led offer, the College runs Employer Advisory Boards and regularly hosts business networking and information events.
To find out more about how the College can support employers both now and in the future, call 01752 305026 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.