A new initiative has been launched to upskill the Staffordshire workforce.
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and Stoke-on-Trent College are joining forces to launch the Chamber Business College, a joint venture to provide a comprehensive range of training services to businesses.
Linda McQuade, Training and Enterprise Manager at Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, said: "At the Chamber Business College we recognise that a well-trained workforce will have far reaching benefits for businesses and will help increase efficiency, morale and productivity.
"Chamber Business College offers support under four main categories: Management and Business; Communication; Information Technology; and Import and Export.
"Our research shows that these four branches are some of the most common problems faced by SMES in Staffordshire."