NGi (UK) Limited have made a great start to 2016 by gaining yet more funding from the European Union to develop learning programmes for local young people and to provide them with the opportunity to travel, work and study in fellow EU countries.
Working in collaboration with Rushcliffe Borough Council’s innovative YouNG project we have been successful in gaining €330,294 in funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ fund to further develop the project.
Some 185 delegates from 28 different countries attended this international conference in Thessaloniki its’ sponsor and organiser was Cedefop who are the ‘European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training’. Director James Calleja explained their support for the conference by saying “That the core values of vocational education and training lies in quality apprenticeship programmes.” He also noted that apprenticeships give young people the security of a pay packet and dignity of a recognised qualification – both pre-requisites for employment.
The first meeting of the Erasmus+ funded project that is looking into how Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) can be encouraged to take on more Apprentices took place on 4-5th November, 2015 at the Bestwood Lodge Hotel in Gedling, Nottinghamshire.
The meeting was enthusiastically attended by partners from Germany (IBBf); Bulgaria (Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce); Poland (ZSL of Poznan); UK (Gedling Borough Council & NGi (UK) Limited); with our Canadian partners (Canadian Apprenticeship Forum) joining us via the wonders of modern technology on the second day.
The second meeting of the trans-national Social Competences project took place in the UK recently on 29th & 30th September. Kindly hosted by Gedling Borough Council, who housed the group in the impressive Council Chamber for the full 2-days.
The Council Chamber provided an impressive and fitting venue for the group to review the work carried out to date and to focus upon the development of the learning and training modules, which are the next stages of the project.