Employment and Skills

Sector Skills Council funding

Sector Skills Council funding

Proskills loses out

Proskills, which represents employers in process industries such as glass, paper, wood, ceramics, and building products manufacturing, is on the verge of closing after it did not receive any funding in a recent public funding round.

Other ‘sector skills councils’ received funding. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UK CES) awarded;

  • Financial services body £1.7m,
  • Hospitality and leisure organisation received £6.8m,
  • Creative media body got £6m.

Over £61 million will be invested in projects to drive employer investment in skills across all four nations of the UK, it was announced today. The investment, provided through the Employer Investment Fund administered by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, will support 18 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) with a range of employer designed and led skills solutions.

A spokesman for UK CES said decisions were based on the “strongest proposals”

SSC Sector Government offer of investment through the Employer Investment Fund – Phase 2
Asset Skills Property, Housing, Cleaning Services, Facilities Management and Parking £2,026,000
Cogent Chemical and Pharmaceutical, Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Petroleum and Polymers, Life Sciences £4,817,047
ConstructionSkills Construction £1,362,434
Creative & Cultural Skills Craft, Cultural Heritage, Design, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Visual Arts £3,064,716
Energy and Utility Skills Energy, Waste and Utilities £3,471,884
e-skills UK IT and Telecoms £4,200,000
Financial Skills Partnership Finance, Accountancy and Financial Services £1,762,637
Improve Food and Drinks Manufacturing and Processing £1,636,210
Institute of the Motor Industry Retail Motor Industry £3,150,535
Lantra Environmental and Land-based £2,909,161
People 1st / GoSkills Hospitality, Leisure, Passenger Transport, Travel and Tourism £6,789,864
SEMTA Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies £5,000,000
Skills for Care and Development Social Care, Children, Early Years and Young People’s Workforces in the UK £2,200,000
Skills for Health UK Health £3,028,000
Skills for Justice Policing & Law Enforcement, Youth Justice, Custodial Care, Community Justice, Courts Service, Prosecution Services, Forensic Science, Fire Rescue Services and Legal Services £4,882,426
Skills for Logistics Freight Logistics and Wholesaling Industry £3,955,366
SkillsActive Sport and Recreation, Health and Fitness, Outdoors, Playwork and Caravanning Industry £893,672
Skillset TV, Film, Radio, Interactive Media, Advertising, Animation, Computer Games, Facilities, Photo Imaging, Publishing, Fashion and Textiles £6,000,000
Total £61,149,952

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