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A further 2,030 learners will be supported in the region as part of the Humber LEP’s Growth Deal over the next 6 years.

The deal gave a further boost to the work the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board is doing to support the growth of a skilled Humber workforce.

To build on the projects secured as part of the Hull & Humber City Deal, £4.5m was awarded for skills projects in the Humber as part of the Growth Deal which will see three education and training facilities expand to help build the offer.

In North East Lincolnshire £1.8m of Growth Deal money will go towards a £7m infrastructure project at CATCH to enable specialist offshore wind training including facilities for working at height and marine transfer/offshore survival training.

While £2.1m of Growth Deal money will go towards Grimsby Institute building a £7.8m logistics centre providing courses linked to the renewable sector including STEM subjects – Science, Technology Engineering and Maths – to develop career pathways linked to new opportunities linked to the renewables sector.

In the East Riding £0.8m of Growth Deal money will be used as part of a £1m project to expand Goole College’s vocational skills workshop including classroom refurbishment to provide engineering and renewables technologies training which will be part of their centre of excellence providing skills training in areas such as fabrication and welding, construction and logistics.

As well as this the has LEP negotiated further flexibilities from the DWP to run pilots that would allow those on JSA to undertake more than the current 16 hours training a week that can help them into employment.