Economy Minister Gordon Lyon said he has invested ሚሊዮን 23 million in the new Skill Up initiative to provide free training facilities.
Supported by the Northern Ireland office, Skill Up provides full support to local higher education colleges and universities for Level 2 through Level 7 qualifications to provide approximately 15,000 training locations in more than 250 disciplines.
The Minister said, “I am very happy to be able to teach skills. With the support of the Northern Ireland office, my department fully supports around 15,000 training centers around local FE colleges and universities. It represents an investment of up to 23 23 million over the next three years. There are up to 7,000 places in the first year.
“Since May 2020, my department has blown up more than 7,000 training facilities for people affected by the epidemic. These courses have been taken completely and have helped many people improve and re-employ to increase their career prospects and job opportunities. Skill Up With that success, courses are more accessible – you can apply if you meet entry requirements.
“Courses are available in a variety of subjects, including digital marketing, childcare, engineering, leadership skills and more. If there are multiple courses, there is something for almost everyone – please visit Indirect for more information. It can always be tailored to the way you want it to be. “
He added, “Investing in skills is an important aspect of economic recovery, post-epidemic. Skills invest in courses that are directly related to the top priorities, meaning people can equip themselves with the skills they need. Work in new and emerging sectors according to my department 10X Economic Vision and Skills Strategy.
I am delighted to announce Northern Ireland author Brandon Lewis announcing his three-year program Skill Up-The Flexible Skills Fund. The program has contributed እስከ 15 million to 8 8 million from the British government. According to the Department of Economics, the UK Government is committed to supporting and protecting the needs of people and businesses in Northern Ireland and to a position across the UK.
Such investments will enhance the skills of the people of Northern Ireland and reduce the disparities in skills in key areas of development such as digital, green technologies, life and health sciences, advanced manufacturing and engineering and health and social care.
It also supports a wide range of educational opportunities for individuals, from entry level to master’s degree. This is especially true of those whose work has been influenced by VV-19 and who, thanks to the wishes of the British government, have access to new skills that will lead to better employment opportunities.
“This significant announcement is part of a 400 400 million new agreement for the Northern Ireland Fund that will encourage Northern Ireland’s economic growth and build a stable and prosperous future for Northern Ireland.
Principal of Southeast Regional College and Ph.D. For his part, Ken Webb, Chairman of the College Principal Group, said: New and new sectors. This support will enable more people to take steps to help themselves and ultimately contribute to the recovery of the Northern Ireland economy.
John Darsi, director of the Open University of Northern Ireland, said: “An open university is keen to open higher education for all and this funding from NIO and DfE will enable people in Northern Ireland to pursue higher education. They may not have considered it before. Regardless of their previous or previous educational experience, people are now embarking on the next step in a university study in the key areas of management and management, computer and cyber security and sustainability. In their desires. Open University is committed to supporting the development of skills in Northern Ireland and we are proud to offer innovative learning opportunities and flexible alternatives to skills development.
For his part, Ian Greer, President and Vice Chancellor of the Queen’s University Belfast, said: Knowledge-based economy.
During the post-graduate period, where the epidemic broke out, we were in dire need of funding. Under the Queen, we continue to work with the Department of Economics to provide additional courses where we are most needed. Lack of skills in priority economic areas. We are confident that the postgraduate degree from Queen University will improve the employment opportunities of individuals and give them a competitive edge.
Ulster University Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Bertolomew, for his part, said: Ulster University has a strong reputation for expanding access, vocational education and online education. These new, fully funded courses will not only provide excellent opportunities for individuals to develop their skills, but will also greatly help local businesses grow and innovate, providing significant incentives for the post-epidemic economy of AN.
Applications for all courses are now open – full details are on nidirect.