West Cheshire College has joined forces with Unite the Union to deliver courses in Functional Skills and Basic Computer Skills at Prinovis UK’s new onsite Learning Centre at its print plant in Liverpool.
The new facility to be known as ‘The ThINK Tank’, is the result of Prinovis UK’s commitment to tackle the UK’s literacy challenge having been one of the inaugural signatories of the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2016.
Vicci Tatton, HR Director, Prinovis UK, who praised the contribution of its partners in delivering the new facility, said: “The Learning Centre project was a real collaboration between Prinovis, Unite the Union, Skillsgen and our training partners such as West Cheshire College, which we carefully selected from a shortlist of potential providers.”
Kenny Barron, Head of Lifelong Learning at Unite the Union, who has been committed to the success of the Learning Centre since the planning stage, said “I believe that special thanks should go to the team including Vicci Tatton, Ken Buckley (FOC, Prinovis UK) and his reps team, who have worked hard over the last twelve months to put everything together. The centre will create an environment where people can be upskilled for work related opportunities, as well as upskilling in English, Maths and IT for personal gain or helping our children with their education.”
In addition to the tutor-led schedule, employees can use the centre’s newly installed IT facilities for self-study and distance learning.
Speaking of Prinovis’s commitment to its workforce, Vicci added “Learning is an integral part of our working lives and that as a responsible and forward thinking employer it is our responsibility to provide employees with opportunities to grow and develop. A talented workforce is an integral part of any successful business and here at Prinovis we firmly support this view.”
Sian Williams, Business Development Executive at West Cheshire College, said: “It is wonderful to be involved in this project; all Prinovis employees can now access training to help them improve core functional skills that they may have missed out on in the past. By investing in a dedicated learning centre, Prinovis are clearly committed to the future growth and development of their workforce which is a huge credit to them as a business.”
For more information about how West Cheshire College can help your business train and develop your employees, contact the employer hotline on 01244 656499 or visit west-cheshire.ac.uk.