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To help those who have lost their jobs or are facing redundancy

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Acton Training Centre has been named as one of eight colleges and training providers across London to get extra Government funding for training to help people, who have lost their jobs or are facing redundancy, back into work.

The money will help people who are currently under notice of redundancy or have recently lost their jobs, offering them free, flexible training to boost their skills so they can move quickly back into work.

Minister for Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs Kevin Brennan said, “We will not stand by and leave people without support. That is why we’re investing £100m to fund high-quality training for unemployed people across the country.

“Colleges and training providers are at the front line in helping people back into work, particularly during a recession, and are playing a key role in building a stronger Britain. This funding will open up access to training and new skills, opening doors to a new or better job.

“These days providers know what local businesses want and can teach the skills that people in their area need to take up jobs as soon as they become available.”

Acton Training Centre will use their share of the £17m funding to pay for short courses to update existing skills or start to retrain in new occupational areas. Where possible, accredited units of training will be carried forward and put toward a future qualification.

Everyone who trains through this programme will also receive an individually-tailored package of careers advice, help with searching for a job and guidance on job applications.

August 5, 2009