The Minister Anne Milton said:
These projects are an opportunity for people to get the skills they need to kick-start their working life. I’m really excited about these projects, which will help people learn the skills they need to grow and succeed in lots of different jobs. Whether working already or returning to work, it can be difficult for people to fit training around their busy lives. This funding aims to find out how providers and employers can work together to better meet the needs of adults of all ages, who want the opportunity to learn important new skills and change their lives.
Chief Executive of National Numeracy Mike Ellicock said:
National Numeracy fully support the aims of the Flexible Learning Fund. National Numeracy will work with 6 partners including the John Lewis Partnership, Civil Service Learning and KPMG to deliver basic numeracy skills via an online delivery method either with employers or through direct digital engagement with learners. The project will be aimed at those in work who are looking to upskill and gain confidence in numeracy.
In addition, the Minister, Anne Milton has also made two short video clips to help us launch National Numeracy Day, which will be available soon. Here is a quote from the forthcoming videos:
...I’m calling on everybody to get involved with this important campaign and check whether you have the Essentials of Numeracy. You can visit a website – numeracyday.com to find out how you can make numbers work for you. Do a simple test and it will redirect you, so that you can make sure you get better.
The full Department for Education Press Release is available here.