Free University Courses
Cranfield University (UK) is to offer individuals directly impacted by the current economic crisis an opportunity to re-skill and redirect their careers to take advantage of identified skills shortages in areas such as environmental technology.
The University is offering free places on selected short courses under the HEFCE Economic Challenge Investment Fund (ECIF) for sector re-skilling.
The courses are intended to help qualified individuals who have recently been made redundant to secure employment with a new employer, potentially in a new sector. The initiative will also help businesses who are looking to re-skill their employees in preparation for the economic up-turn.
Courses are available in a number of sectors from environment and materials.
Dr Brian McIntosh, Programme Leader for Cranfield’s postgraduate Water programme, said: “This funding will enable us to address the re-skilling needs of individuals and businesses, and to address growing skills shortages in the UK, such as in the environmental technology and utility sectors.”
The University received almost £500,000 overall through the ECIF, of which nearly £150,000 will focus on offering engineers and scientists expertise and development to help them secure a sustainable future.
For further information, please visit www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/reskill