Marco Longhi MP has expressed his support for a multi-million pound investment to support better qualifications and skills. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is targeting funding to equip local people with the skills needed by employers. Latest figures show a 23% reduction in the number of adults with no qualifications.
Marco Longhi MP stated “This type of investment is so important for our region. We must support people who have lost their jobs or face uncertainly because of the pandemic. There is a huge demand for skilled jobs, and I am pleased to see Dudley College leading the way in Level 3 qualifications in construction, digital, and health and social care.
“Our regions proud heritage was built by highly skilled workers and we must ensure we capitalise on future technologies, which will only be possible with skilled workers. It is vital the funding is used to fill the skills gaps in key sectors so that workers can benefit over the coming decades.
“I am really pleased to see the WMCA helping people gain access to training, which will complement the investment in the Institute of Technology in Dudley.