The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.
|Author:||Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency|
Paul Wickes MBE, C.E.O. Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurelie Nollet, Senior project executive Aurelie.email@example.com
|Types of organisation:||Education and training providers|
Through a 2-year Erasmus+ project running until September 2018, CMN and the CAA along with 7 European organisations – national vocational education bodies, business federations and SME support organisations – will be committing to improving the image, supply and quality of apprenticeships in Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Our objective is to pool partners’ experience and expertise to build the capacity of intermediary bodies and ultimately to 1) provide SME businesses with enhanced solutions and support services that will facilitate the take-up, recruitment and training of apprentices; and 2) to address SMEs’ lack of understanding of the benefits than an apprentice can provide to their businesses.
Key project outlines include:
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Cornwall Marine Network is a not-for-profit private company that is owned by 350 local marine member businesses and dedicated to supporting the marine sector in Cornwall via initiatives that improve profitability and encourage growth through quality and innovation. At our regional level, we help the industry by increasing skills in line with future industry needs, identifying specific training needs, and ensuring that training products are developed to meet marine businesses’ needs at an affordable cost.
In 2012, CMN established the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency as a response to a need for a new model tailored to small businesses that would reduce costs and risks associated with recruiting and employing apprentices. The CAA was awarded its ATA (Apprenticeship Training Agency) status from the UK National Apprenticeship Service and started trading across all business sectors.
The Agency offers a new & unique approach to recruiting and training apprentices:
Since it was set up, the CAA has expanded into the UK Apprenticeship Agency and delivered more than 1,150 new Apprenticeships in SMEs across Cornwall and England in a broad range of sectors and apprenticeship frameworks.
|Area of action: Supply|
|Area of action: Quality|
|Area of action: Image|
The following national vocational education bodies, business federations and SME support organisations will partner up and involve their members representing a network of over 3,500 SME businesses: