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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a major piece of work looking at the future skills needs of the Humber economy and how schools, colleges and universities can help to provide the workforce businesses need.

The Humber LEP’s Skills Commission has been tasked with producing recommendations on how education and training provision can ensure the local workforce meets businesses’ needs.

The Commission is being chaired by Nic Dakin MP (Scunthorpe), a former college principal.  Members include Lord Haskins, Chairman of the Humber LEP, representatives of major local employers, key agencies and representatives of schools and colleges.

The Commission will operate like a select committee of the House of Commons, and hopes to hear from local businesses, education and training providers and people who have struggled to access training that would help them to find work.

The Commission will also be looking at potential opportunities emerging from the Government’s localism agenda, which could see business and council leaders ask for more influence over how public skills funding is spent to ensure it meets local needs – taking on powers currently exercised in Whitehall.

To contact the Commission please email