The Humber LEP has recognised that skills are one of the major priorities for the area. More local influence is required to ensure skills provision is meeting employer’s needs and delivering the workforce businesses require.
The purpose of “Humber LEP Skills” is to ensure that the employment and skills agenda is an intrinsic part of the approach to economic development going forward, at a time of significant change to the employment and skills landscape, in order to deliver a skilled and employed Humber region.
The Plan for the Humber 2012-2017 has identified four key objectives for the region:
- Tackling the skills deficit and raising awareness of local career opportunities with schools, further education colleges and universities.
- Working with providers and funders in order to achieve the levels of skills required by existing businesses and inward investors
- Persuading businesses to invest more heavily in training, and reducing the risk for small businesses in doing so
- Satisfying the training requirement of would-be investors
There is a need in the area to generate more high quality jobs and to ensure that training and employment reflect current and future developments across the Humber.