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funding presentation for 250907

  1. 1. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Building Products Coatings Extractives Glass Printing Paper Furniture Funding Skills Development for Business Improvement Jonathan Ledger Proskills UK
  2. 2. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Reasons for skills development • To improve skill levels of staff • To accredit or recognise skills and competence gained to date • To motivate and retain staff and more…
  3. 3. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector • Increase in safety, operational skills and knowledge • Provides performance measurement via competence benchmarking • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance • Demonstrates a commitment to high quality products and services. • Increases productivity and profit • Creates a multi-skilled & more effective workforce • Reduces maintenance and other operations costs • Enable best practises to be shared across a range of sites • Identifies further development needs in a structured manner • Highlights skills & knowledge previously un-identified • Helps to access and deliver better business opportunities Skills Development for Business Improvement
  4. 4. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Business Improvement Business Contribution Skills developed for business Operational efficiency Qualifications fit for industry Provider development Increased provision Focussed funding with a funded contribution Contributory funding Numeracy and literacy NVQ’s Knowledge Programmes Provider development Qualification development From 16 to 65 years The NVQ & learning process is a BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT CYCLE
  5. 5.     Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector The mix of Funded Contribution 19 to 65 years old First Level 2 or 3 Almost any NVQ 16 to 65 years old Includes L2 or L3 Tech cert  Numeracy and Literacy Funding variations • opportunities for funded contribution may vary from LSC region to region • Are usually funded via the LSC by European Social Funding (ESF) • can be a targeted and time limited programme aimed at a specific audience • For example  - Leadership and Management; Women into Work; Chiselling  Away at Skill Shortages…
  6. 6. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector                                       Building Products Coatings Extractives Glass Printing Paper Furniture Your route to funded Business Improvement success
  7. 7.     Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Contact Proskills  with your  training enquiry Proskills meet  with you and  arrange Skills  Broker visit Skills Broker  Conducts Initial  Skills Audit Business Analyst  audits business  process and makes  recommendations Want Business Process Audit? Makes referrals to  relevant support –  including skill  development - BIT BITNotRequired Commence Training Activity Review Progress Revisitifrequired
  8. 8.     Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector BIT not required Where appropriate  provision does not  exist, Proskills will  help source No other suitable provision? Possible sources of  funding established Referral to  appropriate  provider(s) Funding& ProvisionExists Commence training Activity Review Progress
  9. 9. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Building Products Coatings Extractives Glass Printing Paper Furniture A Case Study Brett Aggregates Simon Elsy – Brett Aggregates
  10. 10. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Company introduction Brett is a successful, established construction and building materials group - one of the largest independents in the UK. Its range of expertise has been developed over almost 100 years and its reputation is based on getting things done. With strong roots in the South East, the Brett Group continues to grow - doubling in size over the past five years - and is still growing. The Brett Group now employ over 900 people in the UK, Channel Islands and Virginia, USA. Brett has expertise in Aggregates, Concrete, Construction, Landscaping and Building Products In relation to its employees, the Brett Groups aims to ensure its people have the tools, coaching and training to give their best performance.
  11. 11. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Brett Requirements • A comprehensive competence programme to really uplift skills • To be delivered on site and at a time to suit the business • To support and extend current training programmes • To provide a measured and consistent approach to development • To provide a tool that would improve the business operation To name but a few reasons
  12. 12. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector How did Brett’s gain funded support? • Brett’s initially contacted Proskills who attended a meeting with a skills broker to ensure that the company got the right awards and most appropriate funding. • Proskills worked with Brett’s and its chosen supplier, SERAC to ensure that the proposed programme and associated deliverables where achievable. • Proskills assisted the Brett and SERAC in applying for the required LSC funding • Proskills remains in a supportive role to offer assistance for new programmes and to help iron out any wrinkles that may appear.
  13. 13.     Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector Result • In preparation for the start of the funded programmes, Brett’s have  undertaken a complete review of training activity to ensure alignment of  content. • In partnership with the provider, have been approved to access over  £200,000 of contributory funding for operational staff to complete  appropriate NVQs • This process has acted as a company development vehicle prompting  other parts of the group to seek increased competence development and  business improvement – which may well double the number of programme  participants in the next 3 years.
  14. 14. Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector                                       Building Products Coatings Extractives Glass Printing Paper Furniture Summary • Contact Proskills regarding your training requirement • Proskills will work with all relevant partners to create the required programmes and access the best possible funding.
  15. 15.     Proskills is the Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector QUESTIONS ? Thank you for listening.

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