Skills For Industry (SFI)
Is your business located in South West Wales?
Are you interested in developing your skills /or those of your staff?

In today's highly competitive economy, businesses need to be responsive, adaptable and able to react rapidly to challenging market conditions.

Skills for Industry 2 (SFI2) will continue to build on the success of the previous project (which launched in 2012) ensuring that businesses in South West Wales have the skills and expertise needed to adapt and embrace economic change and helping local companies to thrive, prosper and grow.

By delivering subsidised sector-specific, work-relevant training we will support businesses operating across a variety of sectors including:

  • Energy
  • Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Science
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • ICT
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • FoodCareTourism

The Business Benefits
The success of your business will largely depend on the skills of your staff.

Through SFI2, we are here to help you develop their skills and equip them with the tools to identify and benefit from new market opportunities i.e. being able to recognise and embrace change as an opportunity - not a threat - and having the knowledge to drive through sustained business growth.

To meet the key training requirements of every member of your team, SFI2 can assist those staff with low or no qualifications, supporting them to gain recognised qualifications up to and including Level 2, whilst also developing those employees who require higher level skills in technical and job specific skills at Level 3 and above.

By being sharply focused on the individual needs of every employee, SFI2 can help you to:

  • Overcome any specific labour market and recruitment challenges by raising technical and job specific skills of your workforce
  • Tackle the skills gaps in your team and make sure your entire operation is more productive from top to bottom
  • Upskill members of the team who are underqualified and / or underperforming
  • Refresh existing skills across the board to ensure that all staff skills remain relevant to your business needs
  • Inspire, motivate and provide clear career progression frameworks for staff.

How can Skills for Industry 2 help you?

ESF funding has allowed us to provide financial support to local employers within the region which makes it economically viable for all ambitious businesses - large and small - to invest in training. With our support, the increased investment in workforce development and skills can become the driver for increased productivity and the sustained growth of your business.

But as well as the financial incentives you can also count on our quality training providers who oversee the management and delivery of provision, providing all the expert advice you'll need. We'll be at your side offering support throughout.

Your commitment

Although Skills for Industry 2 has been set up to help you significantly reduce your training costs we will still need to ask you to undertake a financial commitment. You will be required to contribute a percentage of the cost of the training depending on the size of your business i.e. 30% for small businesses, 40% for medium sized businesses and 50% for large businesses.

We also expect you to get behind the programme in other ways. You'll need to show your support by freeing up time for staff to undergo their training and by providing suitable facilities depending on the size of your business

Is your business eligible?

SFI2 will provide targeted support for businesses operating across South West Wales so, if you're based in this region, then your employees could benefit from the opportunities that SFI2 will offer.

To find out more, talk to us. . .

 03300 580845 |    Tudur Evans

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, 9, Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff CF10 5NB