LEP Question Time - September 2020

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Have you ever wondered how the work of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) affects you? Would you like to know more about how the LEP is supporting the region's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you like to know how you or your business could benefit from support from the LEP?

If you have a question you’d like our LEP Board to answer, now is your chance.

In the lead up to the LEP’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM) this year we are giving businesses and members of the public the option to ask us questions, which the Board will answer in a public Question Time section of the meeting on 3 September 2020.

You can ask the LEP a question in the following ways:

Please make sure you ask your question before Tuesday 1 September.

For other ways to submit questions and information about how we’ll respond please click here [external link - opens in a new window]

Have you ever wondered how the work of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) affects you? Would you like to know more about how the LEP is supporting the region's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you like to know how you or your business could benefit from support from the LEP?

If you have a question you’d like our LEP Board to answer, now is your chance.

In the lead up to the LEP’s virtual annual general meeting (AGM) this year we are giving businesses and members of the public the option to ask us questions, which the Board will answer in a public Question Time section of the meeting on 3 September 2020.

You can ask the LEP a question in the following ways:

Please make sure you ask your question before Tuesday 1 September.

For other ways to submit questions and information about how we’ll respond please click here [external link - opens in a new window]

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    what is the LEP doing to strengthen skills in the region in a post covid economy?

    NeilLuke asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. All the questions were received were answered during the LEP's virtual annual general meeting and further information can be found here: www.the-lep.com/all-news-and-blogs/lep-question-time-2020/ [external link - opens in a new tab] .

    Our Economic Recovery Plan [external link - opens in a new tab] sets out the longerterm planning for economic recovery. Includes employment and skills priorities for the region including:

    • Employment brokerage for young people (through the Employment Hub model)
    • Enterprise skills
    • Adult retraining and upskilling offer.


    We don’t have all the levers and funding we need. Our Future-Ready Skills Commission [external link - opens in a new tab] is making the case for greater devolution of skills investment and powers to local areas to benefit individuals, businesses and regional economies. 

    The Commission is due to publish its final report later this month, including specific recommendations on how skills should be prioritised as a critical part of our economic recovery from COVID-19. 

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    How is the LEP helping people who have been made redundant through the pandemic learn the skills needed for so-called green jobs so we can create a future-proof economy within the region?

    Jonah Wildwood asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question. All the questions were received were answered during the LEP's virtual annual general meeting and further information can be found here: www.the-lep.com/all-news-and-blogs/lep-question-time-2020/ [external link - opens in a new tab] 

    In response to your specific question, our Employment Hub [external window - opens in a new tab] programme offers local support for individuals who are made redundant. The support available includes CV writing, helping with job applications and identifying opportunities to reskill via our wide range of local FE colleges, universities and independent training providers along with our own free [re]boot programmes [external window - opens in a new tab]. Our Economic Recovery Plan includes a £10m proposal for a Towards Net Zero Carbon Skills programme to support the low carbon pipeline (including Just Transition) and the wider plans to tackle the climate emergency, with a 'Workforce Fund' pilot:

    • Address locally identified skills gaps; supporting employers to recruit to hard to fill vacancies requiring specialist STEM skills 
    • Improve engagement between employers and training providers; building capacity to co-design & co-deliver training which can be sustainable
    • Support West Yorkshire residents to enter/retrain into skilled digital jobs and progress their careers through gaining good quality work 


    Net zero carbon proposals that LEP has previously endorsed have the potential to create at least 70,000 jobs over the coming years. 

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