Adult Skills for Work (ASW) is a programme which provides funded and part funded training which aims to help adults in employment within Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley and Sandwell to improve their skills and improve their future through progression in their work or by finding better paid employment.
Serco's Employment, Skills and Enterprise Business have been selected to deliver the ASW programme on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority.
ASW is funded through the West Midlands Combined Authority Adult Education Budget. The overall aim of Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding is to engage West Midlands Combined Authority residents aged 19 and above and provide education and training to equip them with the skills both they and local employers need, enabling them ultimately to access or progress in work.
West Midlands Combined Authority have identified the following priority sectors for training to target in their area:
The programme will deliver basic level Maths and English qualifications as well as vocational training in a wide range of subjects tailored to individuals and employers needs.
Serco delivers the Adult Skills for Work programme through a carefully selected network of training providers.