Bexleyheath based 'Skills for Growth' and Stratford based 'Landmark Training', vocational training charities have merged. Both long established charities with impressive success records, have just joined forces to deliver work based learning.
Ashley McCaul, the current CEO of Skills for Growth / Landmark Training :-
"Landmark's expertise lies in delivering Foundation Learning and support for 14 to 19 year olds, while Skills for Growth has been particularly successful in providing a range of apprenticeships and training programmes for the 16-25 age range. This merger is therefore a perfect fit as it brings the skills gained in both these areas together. We focus on equipping young people, from a cross section of backgrounds, with the skills and opportunities they need to gain long term sustainable employment. We will now provide a much enhanced end-to-end training programme to what has been dubbed 'the forgotten generation', based on knowledge and experience and then deliver this out across a wider geographic area.
London is a diverse community but poor engagement in education and training are significant barriers to social cohesion and health. It is imperative that we all support young people and help them realise their full potential and become economically active citizens. We currently meet the needs of over 1000 individuals on a number of projects already running in Barking & Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Greenwich, Lewisham, Hackney, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets. These will continue and the new merged charity will look to both add a number of new initiatives, secure additional funding plus deliver its existing training more effectively."