What is the EDGE?
The EDGE is a European Social Funded (ESF) training opportunity with a focus on supporting workforce development within Cumbrian SME’s. There is a strong focus on support to recruit apprentices and find training opportunities via an impartial brokerage service. The programme is being delivered by a range of partners committed to developing skills in the workforce.
The EDGE programme has been commissioned to deliver a responsive skills programme that is tailored to the needs of the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area in order to stimulate a growth in the skills base for businesses, growing the economy and creating better jobs. It is also looking to provide:
- Opportunities to develop skills that will enable progression in employment.
- Workforce development for SME’s affected by staff attrition to major infrastructure schemes.
- Delivery of generic leadership, management and project management skills.
- Delivery at all levels and targeted, but not restricted to LEP priority sectors.