York’s Skills and Employment Board has created a ten year skills strategy for the city, 'Skills for Employment'.
York's Ten Year Skills Plan
Building on the commitments made in the One Year Skills Plan, the strategy evolves the role of skills in York from a position of ‘helping people through change’ to supporting ‘21st century jobs’.
View the Ten Year Skills Plan.
The long term strategy sets out the steps needed to achieve a city workforce that is equipped with the skills to thrive and support future sustainable growth.
The vision for the strategy is:
‘Pioneering provision aligned to the needs of the city, its people and its businesses developed and delivered in partnership to support economic growth and attract, retain and develop talent’.
The strategy is underpinned by eight principles which place people, businesses, partnerships, technology and the city’s net zero ambitions at the heart of the strategy.
The plan shares five commitments with the One Year skills plan upon which it will be delivered:
- York works for individuals: work within and across communities to provide access to skills for employment and self-employment for all
- Empowered employers: support local businesses to increase productivity and build resilience through training and upskilling their workforce
- Pioneering provision: work in partnership to create a flexible city-wide skills system that responds to local needs
- York’s talent pipeline: through high-quality provision and a culture of lifelong learning, ensure a pipeline of talent that meets business needs and attracts, trains, retains and retrains people
- York shares: ensure information, advice and guidance is provided when needed in a timely and effective way
The vision for the strategy is underpinned by eight principles which place people, businesses, partnerships, technology and York's net zero ambitions at the heart of the strategy.
York's One Year Skills Plan
York’s Skills and Employment Board launched a One Year Skills Plan, Helping People Through Change - Skills for Employment in York, to support residents and businesses as the city continues to recover from COVID-19.
View the One Year Skills Plan: Helping People Through Change - Skills for Employment in York.
The One Year Skills Plan builds on the partnership work of the Skills and Employment Board, which was created in response to the emerging impact of the pandemic on the city’s economy, together with activities developed over the last 18 months to help people and businesses through change.
The One Year Skills Plan was created by partners from York’s Skills and Employment Board, which includes representatives from:
- Further and Higher Education providers
- independent training providers
- York employers, employee and business representatives
- the Local Enterprise Partnership
- the local authority
The plan sets out 5 shared commitments, recognising that the city’s current skills and employment offer must evolve to continue to help people through change, as national restrictions ease:
- York works - skills support for individuals: Support those entering, re-entering or displaced from the workforce to re-train or upskill and connect them with good jobs in sustainable and growth sectors
- Empowered employers - skills support for businesses: Support businesses of all sizes to access national, regional and local skills provision to help them plan, diversify and grow
- Pioneering provision - productive partnerships: Work in partnership to make the most of national, regional and local initiatives and adapt local skills provision in response to emerging needs
- Education to employment and self-employment - York’s pipeline: Support positive progressions for all by preparing those transitioning from education or re-entering the world of work for a culture of lifelong learning and entrepreneurship
- York Shares: Developing a coherent and effective marketing and communications strategy to ensure information advice and guidance is provided at the point of need in a timely and effective way
Get more information about skills, employment and training opportunities in York.