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ChamberConnect: Skills Planning & Funding for Business Success Workshop

Upskilling your employees doesn't just help them, it also helps your business to grow! Find out how to get funding for upskilling, and how the government's Kickstart scheme works.

Event Information

A FREE workshop by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, funded by Collaboration 4 Growth (C4G) and presented by Roy Harper of SkillsReach.

Dates & times

This workshop is split into two parts, so you will be required to attend both days.

Friday 20th November 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 25th November 10:00am - 12:00pm


Session 1 – Skills Planning for your business  

What do we mean by ‘skills’ and how does ‘skills’ connect to your business success?

How can skills help your business differentiate?

Business skills needs identification

Skills shortages and gaps

Business and individual learning styles and their impact

Skills priorities and planning

What will success look like?

Kickstart Scheme

How do you recruit an apprentice or graduate for a placement?

How does the funding work?


Session 2 - Skills Funding for your business

How does it work?

What is and is not funded?

Real funded examples– Apprenticeships, Workforce Development, Business Education, Work Experience, Local schemes, EU funding, Graduate Internships

Funding criteria for business, and recommended contact points

Back to your skills plan – achieve success and maximise funding / reduce costs



A FREE workshop funded by ERDF Collaboration 4 Growth (C4G project) in collaboration with Lincoln BIG.
This is a FREE workshop for all businesses, however priority will be given to those businesses in the eligible Collaboration 4 Growth areas of West Lindsey, City of Lincoln and North Kesteven.
Only businesses who are both operating and registered within Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey are eligible to receive up to 12 hours of business support at no cost thanks to the project funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

Event information:


20/11/2020 10:00 - 12:00

Category: Workplace

Organised by:
Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce