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Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough are urged to take advantage of a £3.7 million skills training fund to upskill their workforce.
A new Business Board chair today takes charge of pushing forward the first ever Local Industrial Strategy – LIS - for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough which was launched last month.
Employers in and around Peterborough are being surveyed on what sorts of courses and skills they want to see as part of ongoing plans to develop the University of Peterborough.Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has written to ten of the biggest businesses in the city, asking for their feedback, while a further 150-200 firms will also be invited to complete the survey.Mayor Palmer said to survey reflects that this will be a different kind of university, which is rooted to the needs of the local economy, and that engagement with employers in this way will be running thread in its development.The vision for the University is to be a trailblazer for other higher education institutions by embedding advanced technical learning within the curriculum.
A detailed report examining the feasibility of a metro system for Greater Cambridge and the wider region has found a 'compelling case' for the scheme.
An important milestone has been reached as the 12 key projects that will be the focus of activity throughout 2019/20 at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority were agreed.