The Sussex Council of Training Providers (SCTP) celebrated reaching 30 years and 100 members in style at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove.
SCTP is one of the largest local training provider networks in the country and provides a range of support, information, training and business opportunities to its members who are engaged in the local delivery of apprenticeships and pre-employment programmes.
The membership is made up of key stakeholders across Sussex Training Sector including Independent Training Providers, Further Education Colleges and Universities.
Over 70 members attended the event recently, which saw former Chair, Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scott OBE lead tributes to SCTP’s development and achievements and those that had contributed to its success.
Peter Kyle MP also joined the celebration alongside Sussex Skills Sector representatives from East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Brighton and Hove County Council and the Association of Employment & Learning Providers.
Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket, and Chair of the Greater Brighton Employer Skills Task Force said, “We were delighted to host the event; the local skills agenda & employer task force is very important to the local economy, our business and employers. It is critical that we all collectively contribute to this very important topic.”
The Greater Brighton Employer Skills Task Force was set up in September 2015 to find ways to boost opportunities and productivity in and around Brighton & Hove by growing a workforce with the skills that local businesses need. Formed from over 30 leading businesses and education providers in and around the city it has challenged the city’s employers to create at least 1,000 new apprenticeships in 1,000 days, asking businesses to pledge their support.
Paul Mitchell, Executive Director SCTP said, “What an excellent day! We are delighted that so many members and partner organisations joined us on the day to celebrate our double milestone. Congratulations to our members and everyone who has contributed over 30 years of SCTP’s development. We will continue to support our members so that they can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of local people and the skills of local businesses.”
Vanessa Potter, Head of Education & Skills at the Sussex Cricket Foundation said, “We were delighted to welcome SCTP’s member training providers to our facility as these are the organisations who will help to transform the skills provision across the City and the whole of Sussex.”