SMART SKILLS

SMART SKILLS We were delighted to launch SMART SKILLS earlier this month on 7th April.  The SMART SKILLS programme, funded by the European Social Fund, has been running for 3 weeks and has already started to make an impact on businesses and people in Devon.  SMART SKILLS helps small and medium sized businesses across Devon to upskill their staff and…

SMART SKILLS Launch

SMART SKILLS Launch Devon businesses and residents are urged to take advantage of European Social Funding worth £3.5 million. SMART SKILLS funding will help Devon based small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses and other organisations to identify skills gaps in their existing workforce and provide the skills training they need to become more resilient during this economic…

Care Leavers’ Summer School with Dorset Virtual School

Care Leavers’ Summer School with Dorset Virtual School As part of the ESF Skills for Young People programme in Dorset, Whitehead-Ross Education delivered a one-off targeted summer school in collaboration with Dorset Council’s Virtual School, which supports young people in care. Over a 4 week period, the summer school was targeted at 9 young care leavers who…

CSW Group in 2020: The year in retrospect

Written by Senior Career Development Consultant, Dr Oliver Jenkin PGCE RCDP  The year 2020 has posed unprecedented challenges, both practical and personal, to individuals and businesses globally. No sector has been left untouched by the disruption caused by lockdowns and social distancing measures and, CSW Group, like many other companies in the education and social enterprise…

Health Works for Cornwall

CSW group is delighted to be a sub-contractor on the new Health Works for Cornwall Programme, a major new ESF DWP programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with investment until December 2023. The programme is led by Cornwall Development Company in partnership with 10 local organisations including CSW Group.  It aims to support…

The countdown is on for National Careers Week 2021

Written by Gina Keith, Corporate Support Assistant  Have you heard of National Careers Week? National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people…

A Barista With No Limits

Good News Story from #Focus5 Orrin’s story goes back before the national lockdown, when he was identified as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) by CSW Group and consequently referred to #Focus5. Orrin had stopped attending college as the environment was not suitable for him. Orrin has a diagnosis of ADHD and has an…