The National Skills Academy has been given a UK National Training Award for partnership and collaboration for its work with a college in Norfolk and the near-by car manufacturer Lotus.
The NSA was declared the regional winner for the East of England and will now be considered for the overall national award. The scheme is backed by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.
Academy managing director Bob Gibbon said “By working in partnership with Norwich City College, the Learning & Skills Council and Lotus Group we have showed how the right investment in skills training, made at the right time, will drive business success.” The best way to secure the future of UK manufacturing was collaborative training programmes between businesses and educational institutions, he added.
As well as for partnership and collaboration, there are awards are for individual, small employer, medium employer, large employer and providing education and training.