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Marches Skills Provider Network (MSPN) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee with a fee paying membership consisting of independent training organisations, colleges and higher education institutions (HEI).

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MSPN is a not for profit company owned by its independent provider, college and HEI members. The network is governed by a board of provider members. The network vision is to “Help The Marches Work” by encouraging and supporting providers to operate in a culture of collaborative working that facilitates achievement of learners whilst supporting employers in achieving their economic goals. The network mission is to “Provide effective strategic and operational support to members, enabling national priorities to be delivered locally for the benefit of the wider community”.

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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Access to ‘up to date’ industry initiatives and trending topics
  • Contact with fellow industry professionals
  • Access to senior sector figures and stakeholders at regular events
  • Access to low cost (or free) members CPD events
  • Opportunity to collaborate in bid activity
  • Access to build relationships with potential funding partners
  • Share opportunities with other members and stakeholders
  • Links to MSPN initiatives and referral schemes
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HOW WE FUNCTION

MSPN is operated under the control of its Board of Directors. The MSPN Board meets regularly to ensure progress towards aims and objectives is maintained. Operational plans are reviewed by the board at regular meetings. The board is supported by an executive officer who will progress the aims of the network and further develop the organisation.
The executive officer can be contacted at info@mspn.co.uk.

There are currently two geographical sub-groups who support the operational aims of MSPN; one based in the North and one in the South of the region. Occupational sub-groups are in operation to support and engage with the skills agenda of The Marches. These sub-groups currently cover Engineering, Social Care and Construction

Members are invited to attend MSPN meetings on a bi-monthly basis. Meetings for the whole network are held in Ludlow twice annually; January (for the General Meeting) and July, with North region meetings held in Shrewsbury or Telford and South region meetings held in Hereford in March, May, September and November. These meetings offer an opportunity to network and hear current industry relevant issues and opportunities presented by a range of members and invited guests.

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OBJECTIVES

Represent and champion Work Based Learning
and Skills as a fully inclusive network.

Promote opportunities for the development of
workplace skills to all stakeholders including:
employers; individuals; schools; parents;
local authorities and government bodies.

Inform and update its members of current issues
surrounding work based learning on a regular basis.

Deliver the Marches Skills Agenda working in
conjunction with key stakeholders for the
achievement of Government targets and priorities.

Collaborate with key institutions and organisations
within the Marches to share good practice and
tender for joint funding opportunities.

HOW TO JOIN

We welcome all organisations that have an active interest in developing skills across the Marches LEP area to become members and actively engage in the development objectives of the CIC. There is a membership fee payable annually that covers the day to day running costs of the organisation.

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NEWS

ESF Results – Great news, Riverside Training have been awarded the contract, confirmed (5 September 2016).

Provider Partners need to be ready to deliver, expect contact from Phil or Katie from Riverside in the next week or so!

CPD (19 September)

Currently looking at CPD from JISC on ‘Blended Learning’ any specific requests to info@mspn.co.uk.