Our role is to support a local economy that better serves the people who live here.
Creating better opportunities; more and better jobs and a stronger fairer economy.
We combine our knowledge of the region’s key sectors with the changing world of work to help develop skills, support apprenticeships, make sure our schools and universities equip students with the skills our businesses need.
We improve careers provision by integrating careers into the curriculum, making sure that students are work ready, with a good awareness skills needed for a rewarding career
We also contribute to the region’s Skills for Growth plans, we look ahead to the impact of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and autonomous systems on every sector of our economy.
The skills and talent we need are exciting and varied, from digital and technology skills for innovation and prosperity; pioneering future technologies for our health sector; professional and business services skills that will allow the rest of the region to grow; low carbon and clean energy technology and the skills to support our construction sector and regional infrastructure.