Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation launch an exciting new education resource

As a small to medium-sized business, engaging with local training and education can bring real benefits. Not only can the right opportunities allow you to develop the skills you need for resilience and growth, but can also provide you with ways to give back to your local community.

However, identifying the opportunities which suit your organisation’s needs and resources can be confusing, challenging and time-consuming.

Navigating the Education Landscape is a new and free resource designed so you can access all the information you need to engage with schools, colleges and training providers, in one place.

Identify the best fit for your organisation

Technical education is undergoing substantial reform to meet the skills needs of businesses, with employers at the heart of shaping new apprenticeships and qualifications. Navigating the Education Landscape is a clear guide to the education system, describing the commitment level and benefits you can expect from different opportunities, so you can identify the best fit for your organisation.

Developed with a wide range of expertise from organisations such as the Department for Education (DfE), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), The Education Landscape will help you to identify the best fit for your business – today and in the future.

How to proactively engage with providers

In clear and accessible language, the resources provide an overview of the education system, from primary school years to further education. It also outlines the engagement opportunities at each stage, with the commitment level required and the benefits to expect; and guidance on how to proactively engage with providers.

Signposting you to these materials is a part of our commitment to provide you with the tools to meet the challenges of an ever-changing economic and technological landscape. All the information you need is in one place, clear and easy to understand and available to view and download from the website www.educationlandscape.org.uk.

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