Penzance-based Trelya will use the money from the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund to create a Community Skills Hub at its Lescudjack Centre headquarters in the town.
The three-part project will include remodelling part of the centre to create a new floor with learning rooms, recording studio and IT equipment as part of the new Gul (which is the Cornish word for ‘create’) Community Skills Hub.
The allied Gul Skills Project will work to equip local people with basic skills to help them move towards living wage employment or further education and training. This will include intensive support with Maths, English, and digital skills, vocational qualifications, life skills and health and wellbeing support.
The third strand of the project is the Gul Skills Café which will deliver skills and training through the centre’s new community café and kitchen to prepare people for work in the hospitality and catering industry, which is experiencing severe skills shortages.