Learning links strengthened in north Lancashire

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Making the most of the economic opportunities on offer in north Lancashire is the aim of closer ties being established between the University of Cumbria and Lancaster City Council.

Representatives from the Lancaster-based campus and the authority are meeting regularly to discuss how collaboration could help more businesses thrive.

“It just makes sense that we get together; the university’s mission to help build economies is in synch with efforts by the city council’s economic development staff to do the same,” said Steve Wood the University’s Lancaster based Development Manager. “There are new developments happening particularly around Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships not to mention the wide portfolio of other services we have to support businesses.”

The need to keep and develop the skills of people who live and work in north Lancashire as a whole is at the heart of the collaboration.

Coun Janice Hanson, Lancaster City Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for economic development, said: “Growing the local economy is a top priority for the city council and our district boasts a dynamic and growing number of opportunities.
“The education sector is key to that growth and working together we will be able to develop many areas of mutual interest that will benefit the whole district.”

For more information contact:

Steve Wood:  steven.wood@cumbria.ac.uk

Michael Hill: mhill@lancaster.gov.uk