Employment and Skills Plan 2021 - 2025 Engagement

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Introduction

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will set out their ambitions for employment and skills for 2021-2025 in a refreshed Employment and Skills Plan in early 2021. The plan sets out how we will work together with our partners over the next five years to contribute to our shared vision. If you wish you can view the current plan here.

We want West Yorkshire to be a region where everyone can aspire to live full, healthy lives with greater earning power through better, more flexible skills; a fair, progressive employment market; and the right support and guidance to help people achieve their personal ambitions.

We want skilled, productive people, with access to world-class training and learning opportunities that take them to the next step in their careers. We need successful employers that provide good quality jobs and who invest in their workforce.

The Combined Authority works in partnership with its local authority partners of West Yorkshire (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). It has recently secured a £1.8 billion devolution deal from government, including taking responsibility for £63m a year in spending on adult skills from August 2021.


Information on our current employment and skills programmes

We work closely with a number of employers and training providers in the region and secure funding for training courses and employment support for individuals. Some of our programmes include:

1. Adult Skills

  • £63m Adult Education Budget (AEB) from August 2021 to fund training programmes for West Yorkshire residents aged 19+, providing them with the skills needed for entering and sustaining work, an apprenticeship / traineeship, or other further learning.
  • The [re]boot programme offers individuals over the age of 18 the chance to upskill, gain new skills or qualifications and enter employment within the key sectors of digital and creative, engineering and manufacturing, and construction and infrastructure.
  • FutureGoals is a careers platform and campaign that aims to inspire and inform people of all ages about local career and training opportunities, access one-to-one careers support and upskill through the free [re]boot courses. Working with employers, we have created a range of educational resources and activities to help teachers and careers advisers to deliver careers provision to their students both in the classroom and remotely. www.futuregoals.co.uk

2. School Partnerships

  • The Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) links employers closely with 200 secondary schools and colleges to improve the outcomes of young people, particularly those that are most disadvantaged.
  • The Raising Aspiration fund has enabled secondary schools to create employer co-designed careers projects. The project has reached over 4,000 pupils - over a third of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Careers Hubs are developing best practice and supporting skills development with employers, secondary schools, careers providers, colleges and universities. The first Hub was formed to increase social mobility in Kirklees by building career readiness and aspiration in young people. The second Hub targets young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), who require additional support to access training, education and prepare for the world of work.

3. Employment Offer

  • The Leeds City Region Employment Hub programme is delivered in partnership with Local Authorities and will support over 6,000 young people aged 15-24 to access additional learning, apprenticeships and/or employment and engage over 3,000 businesses to support their workforce development, including talent matching to job and apprenticeship vacancies.
  • The Apprenticeship Levy Support service helps levy-paying businesses to either use their levy funds to recruit their own apprentice or transfer their unspent levy to other businesses seeking apprenticeship funding.

4. Support for businesses

The Skills for Growth programme enables businesses to access education providers in a simple one-stop approach with localised delivery.

5. Influencing government policy and spending

The Combined Authority is not responsible for school admissions, curriculum and qualifications, apprenticeships, Universal Credit or other Jobcentre Plus services.


Next steps

Between 11 August and 6 September 2020 we held a period of engagement to seek the views of individuals, employers, education and training providers and 3rd sector organisations.

The results of this engagement will be taken into consideration when developing the key themes and priorities of the refreshed Employment and Skills Plan 2021-2025.


Contact us

Via our Q&A tool:Submit your questions below

Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via telephone:  0113 245 7676 (Metroline)

Via post:  Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

Introduction

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will set out their ambitions for employment and skills for 2021-2025 in a refreshed Employment and Skills Plan in early 2021. The plan sets out how we will work together with our partners over the next five years to contribute to our shared vision. If you wish you can view the current plan here.

We want West Yorkshire to be a region where everyone can aspire to live full, healthy lives with greater earning power through better, more flexible skills; a fair, progressive employment market; and the right support and guidance to help people achieve their personal ambitions.

We want skilled, productive people, with access to world-class training and learning opportunities that take them to the next step in their careers. We need successful employers that provide good quality jobs and who invest in their workforce.

The Combined Authority works in partnership with its local authority partners of West Yorkshire (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). It has recently secured a £1.8 billion devolution deal from government, including taking responsibility for £63m a year in spending on adult skills from August 2021.


Information on our current employment and skills programmes

We work closely with a number of employers and training providers in the region and secure funding for training courses and employment support for individuals. Some of our programmes include:

1. Adult Skills

  • £63m Adult Education Budget (AEB) from August 2021 to fund training programmes for West Yorkshire residents aged 19+, providing them with the skills needed for entering and sustaining work, an apprenticeship / traineeship, or other further learning.
  • The [re]boot programme offers individuals over the age of 18 the chance to upskill, gain new skills or qualifications and enter employment within the key sectors of digital and creative, engineering and manufacturing, and construction and infrastructure.
  • FutureGoals is a careers platform and campaign that aims to inspire and inform people of all ages about local career and training opportunities, access one-to-one careers support and upskill through the free [re]boot courses. Working with employers, we have created a range of educational resources and activities to help teachers and careers advisers to deliver careers provision to their students both in the classroom and remotely. www.futuregoals.co.uk

2. School Partnerships

  • The Enterprise Adviser Network (EAN) links employers closely with 200 secondary schools and colleges to improve the outcomes of young people, particularly those that are most disadvantaged.
  • The Raising Aspiration fund has enabled secondary schools to create employer co-designed careers projects. The project has reached over 4,000 pupils - over a third of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Careers Hubs are developing best practice and supporting skills development with employers, secondary schools, careers providers, colleges and universities. The first Hub was formed to increase social mobility in Kirklees by building career readiness and aspiration in young people. The second Hub targets young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), who require additional support to access training, education and prepare for the world of work.

3. Employment Offer

  • The Leeds City Region Employment Hub programme is delivered in partnership with Local Authorities and will support over 6,000 young people aged 15-24 to access additional learning, apprenticeships and/or employment and engage over 3,000 businesses to support their workforce development, including talent matching to job and apprenticeship vacancies.
  • The Apprenticeship Levy Support service helps levy-paying businesses to either use their levy funds to recruit their own apprentice or transfer their unspent levy to other businesses seeking apprenticeship funding.

4. Support for businesses

The Skills for Growth programme enables businesses to access education providers in a simple one-stop approach with localised delivery.

5. Influencing government policy and spending

The Combined Authority is not responsible for school admissions, curriculum and qualifications, apprenticeships, Universal Credit or other Jobcentre Plus services.


Next steps

Between 11 August and 6 September 2020 we held a period of engagement to seek the views of individuals, employers, education and training providers and 3rd sector organisations.

The results of this engagement will be taken into consideration when developing the key themes and priorities of the refreshed Employment and Skills Plan 2021-2025.


Contact us

Via our Q&A tool:Submit your questions below

Via email: yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Via telephone:  0113 245 7676 (Metroline)

Via post:  Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

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