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£7m funds will help low-skilled workers in Cornwall

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

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Thousands of low-skilled workers could have their prospects boosted thanks to a £7.8 million scheme to make Cornwall's workforce one of the best in Britain.

The Work Place Learning Project, which is being driven by European Union money, is aimed at 6,000 people who have left school with few qualifications.

The scheme will focus on those with jobs and is being led by Cornwall College with the help of partners including the Eden Project and Truro and Penwith College.

Mark Yeoman, head of communication at European Social Fund (ESF) Convergence, said the investment would make a real difference.

"People are at the core of our future economic competitiveness, they inspire and drive business success.

"ESF Convergence is playing an important role in boosting the skills of our workforce, creating new opportunities in the labour markets for the individuals involved and helping shape the value of our economic future.

"The breadth of the partnership brought together by Cornwall College in this project reflects the growing diversity of our economy."

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  • eu_blues  |  November 20 2012, 9:16PM

    "Agreed to a certain extent although a scam is a bit strong. Daritedan No, I don't think the word "scam" is a bit strong. If the powers that be cannot provide a proper audited breakdown of what the £320million was spent on, then we have a major problem. But then its to be expected. Nothing surprises me anymore.

  • Daritedan  |  November 20 2012, 9:02PM

    Agreed to a certain extent although a scam is a bit strong. Maybe the money was spent unwisely or in ways not obvious to us laymen. I'm just mischievously playing devil's advocate to all those who say the EU gives us nothing.

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  • eu_blues  |  November 20 2012, 8:39PM

    Just looked at the site. Just a shame that they're was no official auditing of Objective One funding for Cornwall. £320 million pounds that just seemed to do hardly anything for the most important elements of the cornish economy, namely, business, employment, farming and the railway infrastructure of Cornwall. Cornwall should be in a much better economic position than it is now. I suspect that the money was allocated out by a unelected committe as usual. Certainly no one I know was permitted a chance to see where the £320million went... Just another scam.

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  • Daritedan  |  November 20 2012, 7:48PM

    Details can be found on http://tinyurl.com/nbe2u and many other sites after typing "Objective One Cornwall" into the Google search engine.

  • eu_blues  |  November 20 2012, 5:43PM

    "I think you will find Objective One has been replaced with something else. All the details, including what happened to the EU money, can be found on the Cornwall website and other websites with a quick search on Google." Daritedan What websites are those then?

  • Daritedan  |  November 20 2012, 5:10PM

    I think you will find Objective One has been replaced with something else. All the details, including what happened to the EU money, can be found on the Cornwall website and other websites with a quick search on Google.

  • eu_blues  |  November 20 2012, 3:17PM

    I want to know what happend to all the Objective One money that Cornwall received from the European Union. Where did the multi-millions disappear to. Down a rather large black hole. Never to be seen again.

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  • Daritedan  |  November 20 2012, 11:55AM

    Not a farmer then, Nick?

  • nickthompson  |  November 20 2012, 11:46AM

    Some return for the 65 MILLION a year we pay for membership to the Gravytrain club.

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  • Daritedan  |  November 20 2012, 11:01AM

    Damn! And I thought we got nothing out of the EU!

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