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You can find out about Workplace language, literacy and numeracy in Kent and Medway by contacting:
Sue Batt, mobile 07970 150848,
email: suebatt@workplaceLLNnetwork.co.uk.

There is an active Skills for Life Workforce Development task group in Kent and Medway which meets every six weeks. The task group is the run in partnership with the Kent and Medway Basic Skills Consortium, through which all Skills for Life activity in Kent and Medway is co-ordinated, funded by the Learning and Skills Council.

Members of the group are from colleges, private training providers, awarding bodies, the LSC and Business Link and meetings are centred around sector specific workplace themes, sharing best practice, and topical issues affecting stakeholders. The group is currently compiling a book of case studies for distribution across the county.

If you would like more details of the group’s activities, please contact Glenys Lake the Regional Development Officer as above, or the consortium support officer: Melanie Gibson Barton email: melanie.gibsonbarton@medway.gov.uk.

Details of workplace LLN providers in Kent and Medway can be found in the Provider Directory on this website.

Kent and Medway has also taken part in the Employer Training Pilot called Profit from Learning. For more information on this, contact: Catherine Wilson: catherine.wilson@lsc.gov.uk or see the website: www.profitfromlearning.co.uk Tel: 0800 528 2000

Business Link is also a useful source of information. Recently they have hosted Employer Breakfasts. At these events the Network has raised employer awareness of how LLN needs within an organisation can impact on Customer Service and profit and this has encouraged employers to sign up for LLN training within their companies.

To find out more about the work of Business Link visit: www.businesslinkkent.com.

The Kent and Medway Learning and Skills Council can be contacted on www.lsc.gov.uk/kentandmedway/.

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