Published: 16 May 2016 at 13:00
New organisation aims to become leading skills provider in the United Kingdom
A new partnership involving Anglia Ruskin University’s subsidiary company Ixion Holdings aims to become the leading provider of skills and apprenticeships in the UK.
STAR Skills Limited has been set up by the Shaw Trust and Ixion, and will work with employers to establish future demand and offer a mix of employer-based training, distance-learning and classroom training.The new not-for-profit organisation will pull together expertise, financial resources and innovative IT infrastructure from its parent companies.
“Both Ixion’s and Shaw Trust’s growth and reputation over the last few years has been impressive.
“In this major area that is constantly changing and adapting to government policy in the skills and education sector, the joint venture partnership in skills will bring benefits to both organisations, those commissioning projects and ultimately, and most importantly, to those using the services that will be provided.”
“It will have the track record, stature, financial reserves, IT and quality skills sets that the combined Shaw Trust and Ixion boards feel will lead the skills industry and be for the benefit of learner and employer outcomes.”
Roy O'Shaughnessy, Chief Executive of Shaw Trust, said: