News article

Businesses urged to engage with Further Education colleges

19 October 2018


Northern Ireland businesses can boost their competitiveness and unlock their full potential by linking with local Further Education (FE) colleges

The Let’s Do Business initiative, supported by the Department for the Economy, offers local companies the ability to engage their local FE college to help recruit talented people, reskill and upskill their existing staff or to access expertise in innovation and research.

Help with supplying talent
Local FE colleges can help your business:

  • recruit from a pool of qualified and highly-trained graduates
  • invest in tomorrow’s workforce by providing a valuable apprenticeship
  • inspire today’s students by offering a professional work placement

Upskilling industry
Local FE colleges can help your business:

  • develop your staff with high-quality training courses delivered locally
  • upskill your staff and invest in your business with accredited and bespoke training programmes
  • access fully and part-funded training programmes for your business

Innovation and consultancy
Local FE colleges can help your business:

  • access expertise that can help your business grow
  • collaborate on your innovation projects with industry specialists
  • learn about funded innovation projects for your business

Find out how your business can get involved in the let’s do business initiative.