Developing Skills for Business
Cornwall Marine Network is a partner in the Developing Skills for Business programme which is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and works with employers to design, develop and pilot training and apprenticeships to improve the relevance of skills training for local businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The Propel business support project is designed to help small and medium sized marine businesses to improve their business systems, processes and develop new products. Cornwall Marine Network’s staff assist our members (and other marine businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) in identifying and tackling key issues which are obstacles to business growth ambitions.
Atlantic Youth is a 3-year project run in collaboration with transnational partners and schools, which facilitates access to marine activities for Year 7 to Year 10 pupils. By working with schools locally, the project aims to make more young people aware of the marine environment as a resource to protect and enjoy, and as an exciting career path.
My School is an Island
My School is an Island is an environmentally-themed 7-week STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) project for 12-14 year olds to inspire students towards STEM related careers by linking education and industry in real life situations. Through this project, students are invited to think of their school as an island and explore issues such as energy use, recycling, water and transport. With the support from industry mentors, students use their imagination and creative skills to re-design a sustainable island school.
Marine-i is an ambitious programme designed to enable innovation in the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The sector has been identified as an area of high growth potential for the region. Marine-I focuses on four interconnected themes: marine energy, marine manufacturing, maritime operations and marine environmental technologies. The aim of the project is to stimulate and support research, development and innovation to help businesses exploit new market opportunities.
Futureworks is a ground breaking new programme designed to inspire the next generation of scientists, developers and engineers. Working across the south west peninsula, Futureworks brings together schools and businesses to excite, challenge and engage young people in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Careers and Enterprise Programme
CMN’s specialist staff team, supported by a network of local industry voluntary marine ambassadors, work with young people, parents and teachers to promote marine careers and deliver industry-led programmes that equip school leavers with the right skills and understanding of key issues to meet employers’ current and future needs.
Game Changer is a £3.1 million project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF) which will run until November 2021 designed to support 1035 young people aged 15 to 24 across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Cornwall Marine Network work with the marine sector to innovate and strategically work towards a step change within the sector by working with young people.
The CMN accredited WorkSkills project exists to help learners to improve their understanding and application of work-based skills. The project includes a dynamic five-day course to help prepare unemployed people to get back into work. Participants learn how to search and apply successfully for jobs, create an effective CV, master interview techniques and confidently make that transition into work.
From the start Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) has been a key partner in the Community Fund, Building Better Opportunities contract across the South and East and Coast to Coast regions of Cornwall. Led by Pluss, the Positive People Programme is made up of seven core partners: Cornwall Marine Network, Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change, CHAOS, Active Plus, Addaction, Pentreath, and Lizard Pathways.
Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW)
Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to up skill employees within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Devon and Somerset. We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy.
Cornwall Marine Network is part of Serco’s network of expert organisations chosen to deliver the SSW programme in your area. Because SSW is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), we can support your workforce at no extra cost to your business.