NEWS: Sussex Chamber Skills Accelerator Programme Trailblazer

Sussex Chamber proud to have been appointed Trailblazer and pilot for the Skills Accelerator Programme

Sussex Chamber of Commerce logoSussex Chamber of Commerce has been announced as one of only eight Trailblazers to pilot the government’s new local skills improvement plans (LSIPs) as part of the Skills Accelerator Programme.

always possible supported the bid-writing process and we are thrilled that this timely programme to identify and plug local skills gaps will be trialled in Sussex.

Reacting to the news that eight Accredited Chambers of Commerce will be leading the pilots for the new local skills improvement plans (LSIPs), Hannah Essex, Co-Executive Director of the BCC, said:

“It is great news that Accredited Chambers will be leading all eight of the trailblazer LSIPs as part of the Skills Accelerator programme. Rooted in local business communities, chambers will be keen to embrace the views of all those committed to making skills the key to improving life chances and economic growth.

“LSIPs will help transform how we assess, agree and plan for skills provision and, in time, tackle the pervasive skills shortages that put a brake on business productivity and growth.

“Plugging the skills gap, both in terms of geography and within industries, is key to providing opportunities for people and ensuring that everyone has the chance to find quality, sustainable jobs.”

The eight Accredited Chambers of Commerce that will be leading LSIPs are Cumbria, North East England (Teesside), Doncaster (South Yorkshire), North and West Lancashire, East Midlands (Leicestershire & Leicester), Business West (Greater West of England), Sussex, and Kent Invicta.

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