Train to Gain will act as a brokerage skills service to offer funding in a range of training courses, including apprenticeships, business improvement techniques and NVQ’s.
Skills shortages are estimated to cost
Semta’s chief executive, Philip Whiteman, said: ‘Our role is to enhance the sector's competitiveness and, during these tough times, it makes sense to train for the upturn. We are working with automotive companies on establishing what they need to succeed and our specialist advisors will help them develop training plans that will produce economic value.
‘The offer is particularly relevant for the supply chain as the majority of automotive employers are small, with 82 per cent of all sites in the
Businesses can apply for grants of between £500 and £1,800 per employee, depending on what training is needed. The government plans to support over 800,000 employees and increase investment in scheme to over £1bn by 2010-11.