Tuesday, April 24, 2012

News: LEP searches for skills needs of employers


The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a major research survey to understand the future skills needs of employers in the Sheffield City Region.

One of the partnership's objectives focuses on the economy and skills and covers business support, sector development, inward investment, and an employer-led skills system.

The study aims to gain a better understanding of employers' current and future skills needs and how well the education and training system responds to them.

Nigel Brewster, LEP Board Private Sector Lead for Skills, said: "Today's business leaders have an integral part to play in ensuring that we equip young people with the skills and education that City Region businesses need for future growth and economic success.

"This research can contribute towards giving businesses real power and influence over local employment and skills strategies.

"The LEP needs businesses to quantify their skills demand, so we can ensure that all providers offer courses that are well suited to the particular requirements of the Sheffield City Region."

The LEP has jointly commissioned research experts from ekosgen and PCP Market Research to carry out the business survey during April. Other LEPs in Yorkshire taking part are Leeds City Region, Humber, and York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

Sheffield City Region LEP website


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