We are a team of staff from Northumbria University

based at the Northern Design Centre, Gateshead.

We work collaboratively with partners to understand

and effectively meet their workforce development needs.

What we do

How does work

  • We engage with key stakeholders in businesses, services or industry to understand their workforce development need
  • We use workforce development theory and relevant multidisciplinary expertise within the university and practice settings to inform the collaborative development of innovative solutions to workforce development challenges
  • We develop and deliver effective workforce development solutions and infrastructure to meet identified need, relevant benchmarks and professional or industry requirements
  • We develop competent staff who have the skills to improve and enhance their service, business or industry
  • We monitor and evaluate from multiple perspectives the effectiveness of emerging workforce development packages, and publish the outcomes with a focus on impact

 

 

Workforce Development Innovation Project @NDC

  • We connect people with relevant knowledge and skills within and external to the University
  • We use our experience to understand what you need from your workforce now and in the future
  • We use our experience to facilitate the development of workforce development solutions
  • We develop relevant competency frameworks in partnership with external businesses, services and industries
  • We develop and deliver workforce development packages in partnership with external businesses, services and industries
  • We monitor and evaluate from multiple perspectives the effectiveness of workforce development packages, and publish the outcomes with a focus on impact to the business, such as improvement in staff competency, customer service, productivity, cost, efficiency