Million pound pledge for free learning

East Sussex College is pledging £1 million to help retrain and upskill people in Sussex following the Coronavirus pandemic.

They will invest £ one million of their Adult Education Budget to support economic recovery in Sussex with a range of fully funded courses and qualifications, available to businesses and employees without cost.

Staff who have been furloughed are able to access a range of online learning courses from home. Employers and managers are able to train as mental health first aiders to support their teams while working remotely.

The fund will also be used to support adults claiming Universal Credit, college leavers, university graduates and the upskilling of existing workers and volunteers across the county with digital skills and business start-up training.

For more information visit here www.escg.ac.uk/million-pound-pledge.