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Supporting Technical Education in Lancashire (STELa)

  • Do you need support with engaging or employing the next generation workforce?
  • Is finding an enthusiastic, technically skilled workforce for your business and skill area problematic?
  • Are you passionate about sustainable development, and would like the opportunity to help shape our future workforce to suit your business needs?
  • Could you contribute to enhancing technical educations teaching and learning, improving curriculum to further support your industry?
  • Would you like to develop a lasting relationship with Myerscough College, key provider of technical education and the UK's largest apprenticeship provider in the land-based sector?

Supporting Technical Education in Lancashire (STELa) is a new project designed with YOU, the employer taking precedence. Answered yes to any of the above questions? Own a business in Lancashire with fewer than 250 employees? Not currently engaged in any other European Social Fund, or STELa project with another college? Then please get in touch using the information below.

Project Outline

The project will run until July 2022 and encompasses five colleges across Lancashire, managed and administrated by The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) and funded by the European Social Fund. The project aims to increase the level of engagement of Lancashire’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), including micro enterprises, in Technical Education. At Myerscough College, this will be through the provision of industrial placements, work experience opportunities for students, and by working together to inform the development of the curriculum, ensuring it meets the skills needed for the next generation workforce.

The TLC has a list of their Equal Opportunities and Sustainability on their website.

Through the project, Myerscough College will work with the micro, small and medium sized enterprises to:

  • better understand your workforce and skills needs, with signposting to further support if ascertained necessary throughout the project journey
  • promote the benefits of greater engagement in the education and skills system, be that through offering placement opportunities or influencing curriculum content
  • increase the volume and variety of industry placements and other work experience opportunities available for college students
  • develop and trial bespoke, innovative, work experience and placement models, tailored to the SME’s individual circumstances and/or more appropriate to a student’s needs
  • support them as the employer before, during, and after placements or work experience takes place, ensuring the partnership is meaningful and adds value for both the SME and student, as well as being safe and compliant
  • engage businesses in the design and development of the content of Myerscough Colleges technical education curriculum through involvement in advisory and focus groups, helping to ensure it meets their current and emerging skills need for sustainable development
  • design engaging and practical ways to involve businesses in curriculum delivery e.g., through offering masterclasses or project-based learning opportunities to students

Contact us

If you would like to part of this fantastic opportunity or would simply like more information, please email Jackie jhough@myerscough.ac.uk and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.