Your business can benefit from fully funded learning opportunities through SkillsHub:MK

Discover how we help businesses to develop the skills and qualifications you need to create a successful workforce.

FREE to Milton Keynes businesses. Offering the opportunity to identify which areas will have the greatest impact on their business growth. Using the SkillsHub:MK Skills Collaboration, bespoke training solutions will be designed that are tailored to that business.

Complete the Training Needs Assessment

One key way to ensure business has selected the right training for their organisation, is to complete the Training Needs Assessment (TNA).

Understanding and evaluating what training each business requires will ensure the biggest benefit.

Training Needs Assessment

Building a workforce that is fit for the future

Fundamental to MK businesses’ prosperity is having a suitably well-trained workforce led by forward-looking management, conversant with the digital economy and the opportunities offered through technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Additionally, the continued prosperity of Milton Keynes depends upon having a workforce that is fit for the future. Accordingly, SkillsHub:MK funded by The Dept. for Education and Skills, has introduced a number of key projects – aimed at supporting all Milton Keynes businesses, post-pandemic. These will support essential business training and mentoring and include close involvement with the local further education sector.

Projects, featured below, will be provided by various local partners – each leaders in their field. Employers are encouraged to take a Training Needs Assessment, (TNA) to gain the option to get involved with one or all of the published programmes.

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MK Skills Collaboration

A ‘collaboration across organisations’ delivered by MK College (local provider of education services), with the aim to understand what skills local organisations really need to make an impact to bridging the skills gaps in their employees.

Delivering a number of career focused forums, it provides MK businesses the opportunity to interact with local education and training providers. Putting businesses and educators side by side, the forums will contribute actively to developing and delivering new skills training. This understanding will support the needs of local business to increase their productivity and growth.

The forums will bring together businesses in vertical sectors to work collaboratively to complete their TNA. This is designed to expose local businesses’ needs and support local employers to employ local people.

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MK Digital Skills Network

‘An Informed Digital Future’ – delivered by Biztech. (MK’s Business and Technology Hub). Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses and designed to address the digital skills shortage.

The programme will offer training and mentoring for businesses as well as liaisons with the training providers. This will address the gap between the needs of companies and the education curriculum. Practical training courses in digital skills will improve career prospects for local people and support Milton Keynes employers in finding the talent they need.

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MK AI Advancement

‘Driving a Technological Future’ – delivered by MKAI. (A community-led project to improve AI fluency). The demand for expertise in artificial intelligence, cloud and robotics is increasing rapidly with new technologies continuing to emerge with businesses struggling to fill job positions in these areas.

The SkillsHub:MK will be the focus for providing networked, high-tech learning aimed at skills development in AI and automation. The Hub will engage with business, training providers and their students, sharing resources to develop the skilled workers of the future.

Being able to think differently about AI and how it can impact on business needs is the first step. By recognising the need for a highly-skilled workforce, businesses will be more able to keep pace with developments in their own sector.

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Register your business interest in SkillsHub:MK

By registering you will be opting in to join our current Networks that span Leadership and Management and Digital capabilities.

By engaging in the Networks and our assessment we’ll support you in discovering what areas of skill growth and learning opportunities would make the biggest difference for your business.

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