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MPQC seeking input to help access government funding for training, qualifications and apprenticeships 

DO you want access to future government funding? Do you want access to funding support for training, qualifications and apprenticeships? If your answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then you need to be aware of Labour Market Information (LMI).

LMI is information about the current economic and employment situation. Government bodies such as Business Innovation Service (BIS), UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) use LMI to decide funding routes and help shape government policy.

The data that are currently held for the mineral products sector are more than seven years old and no longer relevant. Therefore, the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) is seeking your help, as an employer, through participation in an LMI survey specifically for the mineral products sector. Your input is needed to help to unlock potential funding streams and influence changes to the skills and education systems so that they meet employer needs.

Put simply, if you want access to government funding and support for training, qualifications and apprenticeships, MPQC would like you to help them to help you, by completing the LMI survey that will become available in May. The survey itself will take around 15–20 minutes to complete and is supported by MPQC, the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the British Aggregates Association (BAA).

Once the survey is released next month, it will be sent directly to your inbox, so all you need to do is open it and fill it in.

Anthony Elgey, general manager of MP Futures (the Standards Setting Organisation division of MPQC), said: ‘It’s important that we get as many people as possible within the industry to complete the survey, so please help us to do this by forwarding it on to your colleagues. We’ll also be promoting it on social media, so help us out by giving it a like or a share.’

For further information, watch this video.

Alternatively, contact Mr Elgey on: 07825 294009; or email: [email protected]

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