A boost for training tenders in 2018

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Now is an excellent time for your business to start looking for training tenders.

During the Autumn Budget 2017 statement, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that he was launching a historic partnership between government, the CBI and the TUC to set the strategic direction for a National Retraining Scheme.

The new scheme aims to boost digital skills and to support the expansion of the construction sector.


STEM Investment

The Chancellor’s plans include ensuring that the British workforce is equipped with the skills “they will need for the workplace of the future”. This means “more maths for everyone” and prioritising computer science training and education as he aims to triple the number of trained computer science teachers to 12,000.

To make this happen, the Government aims to work with industry specialists to create a new National Centre for Computing.

Google has welcomed the plans and has pledged a further £1 million in grants to train teachers. Obum Ekeke, Google’s Head of Computer Science Education Programmes for the UK and Africa has said that the new centre will help to ensure teachers “have the specialist training and support they need to educate the next generation of British computer scientists.”


How much is the Government investing?

Philip Hammond promised to “make a start immediately,” investing £30 million in the development of digital skills distance learning courses. This will allow people from across the country to learn wherever they are, and whenever they want.


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Why does the Government want to work with smaller businesses?

Smaller businesses can help bring the Government up to speed with technology. Micro and small businesses can provide the public sector with many benefits including local market knowledge, specialist skills, expertise, innovation and value for money.

During the Autumn Budget speech, Philip Hammond noted that UK could not build an economy fit for the future without supporting smaller businesses.


Training tenders for micro businesses

As the Government aims to invest heavily in STEM and in retraining workers for both the digital economy and the construction sector, it is possible that a number of low value training tenders may open up for micro businesses and sole traders to bid for.

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