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Over the last year, unemployment has fallen and more long term jobs have been created. Apprentice training at Engineering and Renewable Energy Centre Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher EducationWe are working towards having a skills system that is better aligned with the current and future needs of our economy.

We aim to create a vibrant environment that inspires young people and adults to maximise their own potential, recognising current and future career opportunities, supported by excellent labour market intelligence and by appropriate careers education, information, advice and guidance.

2014/15 achievements

  • Negotiated flexibility in the 16 hours work rule so that more people can access training
  • Secured City Deal investment which resulted in 2,223 additional students and 565 additional apprenticeships being recruited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related subjects
  • Led one of the UK’s most successful Skills Support for the Workforce programmes which has supported 1,038 businesses and 4,969 people to date
  • Bid successfully for a new National College for Wind Energy to be located in the Humber
  • Coordinated Springboard, a Humber wide programme which aims to reduce the number of young people between 18 and 24 who are not in education, employment or training by supporting them into full time education, training or employment
  • Developed the virtual Humber Energy Campus, comprising the University of Hull, FE and Sixth Form colleges, education and specialist training providers working with employers. The Partnership aims to upskill the existing and future workforce to meet the needs of businesses in the Energy Sector to enhance the Humber economy
  • Launched the Humber Gold Standard to improve quality and consistency of the delivery of impartial Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in schools, academies and training providers across the Humber area
  • Launched the Humber Apprenticeship Support Service (HASS) which offers impartial guidance and support to businesses. The service has supported 338 businesses since its inception in November 2014 resulting in 41 apprenticeships with many more in the pipeline
  • Signed up the 250th company to the Skills Pledge and more to come
  • Piloted an Employability Passport using the principle of validation whereby the LEP sets a framework of expectations. Employability passports are submitted for validation using the criteria set out in the Confederation of British Industry’s seven employability skills
  • Produced a series of short videos promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM)-related employment opportunities in the region
  • Delivered a graduate internship scheme, which helped 27 unemployed Humber graduates gain valuable paid employment for a three month period

Our work in this area is led by our Employment & Skills Board.

A skilled and productive workforce
A skilled and productive workforce
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