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"To be a World Class training and skills academy, the one that employers and trainees turn to first"
"The Source Skills Academy will confirm its place as the South Yorkshire Centre of Excellence in the retail and service sector and the first port of call for the best employers. We will assure that trainees from The Source Skills Academy are the most sought-after and productive employees with the best career prospects"
The Source Skills Academy is a flagship Centre providing state of the art training, development and conferencing facilities for all sectors of the local community and local businesses
The Source Skills Academy is an innovative and unique £5.5 million training and development centre set up as a charity in partnership with Sheffield City Council. It contributes to regional, social and economic regeneration strategies, connecting disadvantaged communities to new economic opportunities, supporting local businesses in their training needs and encouraging inward investment in the sub-region.
Adjacent to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, The Source Skills Academy is an element of British Land's Masterplanning programme, which is looking at sustainable development of the area, in conjunction with Sheffield City Council, over the next 20 years. The Source Skills Academy plays a central part in providing training for inward investors into the region. Profits are reinvested for long-term development, to create a self-sustaining organisation.
The Source Skills Academy has built sound relationships with its partners, ensuring all are moving in the same direction, offering complimentary courses and services and ensuring sound foundations for growth and sustainability.
The Source Skills Academy's socially inclusive ethos has led to over 800,000 people using the facilities and training. The facilities include high-tech training suites, a state-of-the-art gym, an IT learning centre, day nursery and a coffee bar.
A broad spectrum of training programmes is offered, geared specifically towards a retail audience, ranging from basic level customer service through to higher level foundation degrees at management level. The focus of the training delivered by this unique Centre is on developing the whole person, increasing confidence and unlocking potential within the individuals that use The Source Skills Academy.
Training and conference rooms are available for both local community groups and businesses to deliver training or use as a venue for meetings. A dedicated service is offered to delegates, paying particular attention to detail and individual needs.
The success of The Source Skills Academy is such that a Celebration of Success Day is held every two years in recognition of the wonderful achievements of the learners on programmes and also to celebrate the success of The Source Skills Academy as a business. The business has grown way beyond all expectations and provides a unique environment to attract, engage and motivate learners.
The Source Skills Academy will continue to work not only with its funders and partners, but also with local businesses and communities to ensure that their needs are met, as their growth and development will, in turn, become the growth and development of The Source Skills Academy.