Thursday, 1 September 2011

Businesses Urged to Make Use of Training Fund

Subsidised management and leadership training is available to SMEs - dont miss out!

The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) have announced continuation of their financial assistance for local businesses wishing to participate on its management and leadership training.  The co-investment funding is available to businesses taking part in the Department`s `Made Not Born` suite of training programmes:

Management Analysis and Planning Programme (MAP) - For businesses wishing to take part in MAP, DEL will meet the cost of the business analysis, valued at £1,000, and provide up to a further 40 per cent contribution towards development activities arising from the training and the business plan. Find out more about MAP on the DEL website.

Management Leadership and Development Programme (MLDP) - For businesses wishing to take up one of the training opportunities under the umbrella of MLDP, DEL will co-fund the costs on a 50 per cent basis and up to a maximum of £1,500 per participant.Find out more about MLDP on the DEL website.

Who is eligible to apply?
All Northern Ireland based businesses with between 10 and 250 staff are eligible to take part in the `Made Not Born` programmes, and avail of this financial assistance. This includes the Invest Northern Ireland SME client companies.

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