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Skills, Education and Employment

We are committed to developing a well-motivated workforce with the skills that business needs. We need to ensure that the SEP target of 33,000 new jobs created by 2021 is not hampered by lack of available skills: ‘our workforce will be the lifeblood of our economy: young people will be inspired and older workers valued...’

This programme is where the investment of European funds most directly supports the implementation of our Strategic Economic Plan and where the LEP provides key evidence – labour market intelligence and economic data – to inform the interventions of skills providers. 

Berkshire Skills Summit 2018 - Thursday 19 April

Skills is high on the national agenda with the Industrial Strategy White Paper recognising that significant change is needed nationally and that change can only come through collaboration of stakeholders. This first Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Skills Summit is a positive step towards this, bringing together key local stakeholders from across businesses, Further Education, Higher Education and local government. The LEP will also be launching its Skills Priority Statement and STEAM Strategy. 

The Summit will be held on Thursday 19 April, from 9.30 to 12.00, at Green Park Conference Centre, Reading.

Click here for details of the Summit.

Skills Capital Projects

We have also published guidance for organisations seeking Local Growth Funds for Skills Capital Projects (SCP). Our intention is to fund SCPs that align with the economic evidence drawn from our Skills Priority Statement, Strategic Economic Plan and Thames Valley Area Review of Post-16 Training & Education.

The Skills Capital Prospectus sets out the eligibility criteria and application process.