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25 Nov 2021

Food skills support programme exceeds training target

Food skills support programme exceeds training target
Source: shropshirestar
A training programme designed to develop the food and drink processing and manufacturing industry has hit a major milestone, having supported over 5,500 training days since April 2019

The Food Skills Cymru programme is delivered by Lantra and supports businesses of all sizes within the Welsh food and drink sector, ensuring employees have the right skills and training for their business and the wider industry as a whole.

Working across all sectors within the industry, it helps employees adapt to future economic and environmental challenges and capitalise on opportunities for business development and growth.

Sarah Lewis, project manager for Food Skills Cymru, said: “I am delighted with the development of the programme since we started in April 2019. Having initially set ourselves a target of 1,000 training days we have exceeded that and have now supported Welsh food and drink businesses with over 5,500 training days.

“Our previous research showed that there was quite a lot of skills gaps and technical shortages not only within food technology and food safety legislation, but also in other areas like leadership and management, waste awareness and sales and marketing. However, with the funding available for these business we can help ensure their employees have the correct skills to thrive in an ever-changing industry.”

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