About The Edge

Established in 2013 the Edge is a partnership of highly skilled Further Education Colleges and training providers that work together to deliver ESF skills contracts for the benefit of Cumbrian businesses. The partnership is currently delivering the Skills Support for the Workforce contract in Cumbria which has funding available until 2023.

Carlisle College is the accountable body for the contract which is funded by the European Social Fund, co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and supported by Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to meet the challenges outlined in the Cumbria Local Industrial Strategy.

By March 2019, 12,000 learners and 3,000 employers had accessed funded training through the project.

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Skills Support for the Workforce