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Government Provides Training to Encourage Rural Business Growth

Specialist training will be provided to people in business in order to realise the Government's target to facilitate rural economic growth.

At least 90,000 would be business people will receive specialist training as part of the Government’s goal to facilitate rural economic growth.

The new £20 million business training scheme sponsored by the Government will bring new skills and knowledge of business to rural areas, assisting them to take up new opportunities in the home and export markets.

Owen Paterson the Environment Secretary commented:

“Having the right skills to run a business is crucial if budding entrepreneurs want to be successful. For too long the needs of rural business people have been overlooked. Those days are now over. Businesses in the remotest parts of the country will now have access to the best training so they can grow and help our country to compete even more in the global race.”

Through the Rural Development Programme for England Defra will provide 70% of the costs of training to be matched funded by individuals or their employers.

Courses will be available in subjects such as business and management, market opportunities and information technology, and will range from one-day workshops to industry-recognised qualifications ran on college campuses, in village halls, on farms and in business centres.

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