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Wirral engineering college launches training scheme for unemployed
12:41pm Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
WIRRAL-based Maritime and Engineering College North West has launched an ambitious training scheme which aims to give unemployed the skills to secure long-term jobs.
The Birkenhead college has formed a partnership with Jobcentre Plus to roll out a series of maritime-focused "Employability" courses.
Its chief executive Jim Teasdale said: "This employability scheme is part of a renewed drive to provide high level training to reduce unemployment and fulfil skills shortages.
"This partnership with Jobcentre Plus could help hundreds of people in Merseyside to develop their talent and secure stable long-term careers.
"Merseyside's current maritime sector workforce stands at 28,000 and is set to double in the next ten years. It will play a crucial role in reducing the region's unemployment levels.
"The challenge is now to ensure we equip local people with the skills which will be needed here on Merseyside in the future.
"Our training courses are specifically focused on tackling unemployment.
"It presents a golden opportunity for anyone who is not in employment but keen to learn about the maritime sector, better their skills and boost their chances for employment. We welcome enthusiastic and committed applicants."