Lichfield and Burntwood companies requested to participate in survey as a part of plan to spice up numeracy abilities


Enterprise leaders in Lichfield and Burntwood are being requested to participate in a survey to assist form a brand new scheme designed to extend numeracy abilities.

Staffordshire County Council will quickly be launching the £4.2million Multiply programme to assist individuals throughout the area.

It comes after it was reported that almost a 3rd of West Midlands employers with vacancies mentioned primary numeracy abilities have been troublesome to acquire from candidates.

The three-year, fully-funded Multiply programme will probably be launched in Staffordshire later this 12 months.

Staffordshire County Council’s deputy chief and cupboard member for financial system and abilities, Cllr Philip White, mentioned:

“We have to know what companies wants are when it comes to bettering literacy of their staff to assist form our Multiply programme.

“We secured a major quantity of funding to run the Multiply scheme right here in Staffordshire and we’re trying ahead to launching it within the autumn.

“Enhancing your numeracy abilities will help in on a regular basis life, whether or not at work, managing family funds or serving to kids with their homework. It may additionally assist profession prospects, no matter your line of labor.

“We’ll shortly be saying extra particulars of the programme in Staffordshire and would urge individuals to get in contact to seek out out extra.”

Cllr Philip White, Staffordshire County Council

Enterprise leaders can fill within the survey on-line.


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