Residents in Bolton North East will have the opportunity to retrain and find new, well-paid jobs as part of the Government’s new Lifetime Skills Guarantee scheme.
The plans, unveiled by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week, will provide adults in England without an A-Level or equivalent qualification with the opportunity to take up a free, fully funded college course.
As well as offering college courses from April, the Lifetime Skills Guarantee scheme will make higher education loans more flexible, allowing young people to choose the length and type of course that is right for them.
Mark Logan, MP for Bolton North East, said he was pleased the scheme had been created.
Commenting, Mark Logan MP, said: “The Prime Ministers Announcement is just what the doctor ordered. Aiding a long-term plan to ensure that, as the nature of work changes, people have the skills to find and create new and better jobs.”
There will also be more investment in college buildings and an £8 million commitment for digital skills boot camps; expanding successful pilots in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands and introducing programmes in four new locations In his speech on the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, the Prime Minister said he wants to give people the skills to find and create new and better jobs, adding that the Government will help them get the skills they need, transforming the foundations of the skills system so everyone has the chance to train and retrain.