To achieve the ambitions of the D2N2 Strategic economic Plan the infrastructure and conditions that will support business, enterprise and employment growth need to be created. essential to this is a fit-for-purpose skills and training system that ensures our people are properly prepared for work, which enables employers to access the skilled workers they need and supports people, including our most disadvantaged individuals, to develop their skills and employability to gain, retain and enhance employment and earnings.
Greater employer ownership of skills and training is essential to drive enterprise, jobs and growth within the D2N2 area. this Charter demonstrates a commitment from training and skills providers working within the region to align their skills offer to match employer need and demand with the aim of creating a sustainable market for skills development within the region that:
This approach is essential to realising the ambition set out in the D2N2 Skills for Growth Strategy and the target of creating 55,000 jobs in D2N2 by 2023. This will be achieved by working together in four key areas that address the six key priorities, which underpin the Skills for Growth Strategy:
Employers and employees know what training is best for them. Working together in partnership with employees, trade unions, colleges, training providers, sector led organisations and industry membership bodies, employers should be driving the design and delivery of skills solutions to develop their skills base to enable them to compete locally, nationally and globally.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are at the heart of Government policy. the programmes are concerned with bringing together individuals, who are motivated and working hard to develop themselves; with employers, who are investing in their own success whilst supporting a programme with wider social and economic value.
Many young people are leaving school and college with serious shortfalls in their employability skills. the Confederation of British industry (CBi) report that over two thirds of employers want to see the development of employability skills among young people at school and at college made more of a priority.
Graduates and graduate level skills are an important part of the D2N2 economy. increasing levels of graduate recruitment and retention will help to deliver the aspirations set out within the ‘Strategic economic Plan’ and ‘Skills for Growth Strategy’ particularly in relation to a more resilient, knowledge intensive, higher skilled economy.
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Once submitted your details will feature on the D2N2 Training Provider Directory.For any queries about the D2N2 Provider Charter please contact D2N2 LEP on 0115 9578250.