A recipe for skills success - A £3m funding package for ‘Food Skills Cymru’, which will provide technical and staff development training for food and drink companies based in Wales, has been announced by Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths.
Speaking at an ‘Invest in Skills: Invest in Growth’ conference for food and drink companies and training providers, the Cabinet Secretary confirmed the programme will launch on 1st April and run until 2023. The programme, which will be run by Lantra, will include accredited and non-accredited training plus in-house company bespoke support. Over the first three years, the programme is expected to support 650 businesses. It will be available to all Food Supply Chain businesses outside retail and intervention rates will be in line with the complementary support offered through Business Wales Skills Gateway, Project Helix and Cywain.
Further information about Food Skills Cymru can be found by contacting Lantra (Wales@Lantra.co.uk / 01982 552646)