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Calls for projects
The LEP opened the following call for Skills Capital projects on 07 December 2018, with a deadline of 4 January 2019:
Humber LEP Skills Capital Opportunity
The Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board is looking to invest up to £2.5m from the LEP’s Local Growth Fund allocation in a strategic solution that will deliver transformational change in the way skills gaps are resolved in the construction and related sectors, including civil engineering.
This investment would need to be delivered in full by March 2021.
Building on and complementing existing local good provision, the Humber-wide solution will consider existing or new delivery models, adding value without duplication and focus on the new technologies in these vital sectors. The LEP expects a strong business focussed response with evidenced employer commitment to use the investment.
The LEP recognises that high quality training will ensure good progression into work, promotion or further and higher studies while delivering tangible outputs for the programme linked to job creation, commercial/learning floor space, Level 1-Level 5 qualifications and apprenticeships.
The LEP is looking to appoint one lead organisation within an innovative and collaborative partnership to lead on this investment, developing the business case, managing and reporting on all aspects of delivery in accordance with the robust processes of the LEP’s Assurance Framework (link). There is an expectation that discussions with key stakeholders, such as the Humber’s four Local Authorities, will have taken place to inform the EOI prior to submission.
Responses by a high quality, well evidenced Expression of Interest are required by Friday 4th January 2019.
As a minimum the responses should consider:
- Employer needs of additional skills provision on both Humber banks, building on current delivery.
- Current and future skills gaps with evidenced support from employers who would utilise the investment.
- Fit with potential new developments such as the CITB Humber Construction Hub, the proposed Institute of Technology etc., as well as existing services and models such as the Humber Careers Hub (link) and Business Growth Hub (link).
- Longevity and sustainability of the model post funding.
- Collaboration, with at least one provider who is on the ROAPT and at least one employer partner who is from the construction and/or civil engineering industries.
- Capital investment with clear ownership.
- Informed evidence of local employer demand.
- Innovative and potentially new delivery models addressing a clearly identified need/provision gap.
- Governors and/or board approval to drive the project.
- Incorporation of new technologies such as modular builds and smart tech where appropriate, supported by relevant research.
- SME engagement, which is vital as many smaller supply chain organisations are the framework of the industries.
- Use of references such as the CITB/ECITB/local reports and their own employer forums which should inform and be included within the proposal
- Models of delivery to consider retraining, apprenticeships, adult learning and potentially work experience, personal development and progression
- A link to the improvement of careers education, information, advice and guidance to challenge potential existing preconceptions of the industries (and consider parental/carer information and support). This will complement the work of the Humber Careers Hub.
Project sponsors progressing to develop the outline and full business case for their project will be expected to meet a tight schedule in fulfilling the requirements of the LEP’s robust decision making process (http://www.humberlep.org/assurance/assurance-framework/ ) .This should be accounted for within the projected delivery timescales to ensure full delivery by March 2021.
How to submit your project
The deadline for all submissions is 23.59 on Friday 4 January 2019.
Projects must be put forward on the standard expression of interest form below. Please read the Pipeline guidance in full before completing the form, and contact us if you have any questions.
Previous calls for projects
The LEP has previously issued calls for business, infrastructure and skills projects. You can view the previous calls for projects.