EVENT: Local Skills Improvement Plan Workshop (Nov 25th)

Be part of the future skills plan. Join a workshop to feed into this important agenda.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce was chosen by the Department for Education as one of eight Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIPs) trailblazer chambers across the country.

As part of the trailblazer always possible is facilitating a number of workshops for employers to identify local skills needs and solutions to address them across key sectors.

This free face-to-face workshop, which takes place from 9am-12pm at Fontwell Park Racecourse, is a chance for Sussex businesses from any sector to come together and feed into the skills agenda.

The Local Skills Improvement Plan Workshop

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Through a collaborative and joined up approach we will generate a local skills improvement plan that truly recognises the skills needs, and more importantly, some of the solutions needed to address these.

Skills have never been a more important topic as we re-open our economy and lives in general and we start to address the post-Covid and post-Brexit world.

Overall purpose is to:

  • Build shared understanding around skills needs.
  • Extend collaboration between education and training providers and employers to meet identified needs in priority sectors.
  • Deploy innovative and effective ways of reaching employers and collating futures skills needs in a meaningful way.
  • Translate needs into an effective tool to support providers adapt their offers.

Benefits to Business and Providers:

  • Improve productivity and fill skills gaps with locally grown talent.
  • Create international competitiveness.
  • Increase economic growth.
  • Strengthen links between employers and further education and providers.
  • Place employers at the heart of defining local skills needs.
  • Improve the skills system will be crucial to building an agile and adaptable workforce.
  • Support people to get the skills our economy needs and give them opportunities to progress in their careers.
  • Make sure people can access training and learning flexibly throughout their lives.
  • Support growth industries.

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Further reading and viewing

Skills East Sussex example resource pageSES Sector Skills Taskgroups

Read a case study about our work with Skills East Sussex to establish five partnership groups in order to explore local challenges and opportunities around skills and employment.

These groups were to comprise of leaders in secondary, further and higher education; SMEs; big business; local government and other relevant stakeholders.