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York Skills Plan

York’s new Skills and Employment Board has 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 coronavirus.

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 has been 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

It 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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

View the One Year Skills Plan: Helping People Through Change - Skills for Employment in York.

2017-2020 Skills Plan

York’s 2017-2020 Skills Plan focused on how the council and its partners worked towards 2 key priorities for the city:

  • developing, retaining and attracting talent in York - support local business growth, as well as businesses within commuter distance of York
  • creating a prosperous city for all - where local businesses can thrive, residents have opportunities to get good quality, well paid jobs and everyone's supported to achieve their full potential

Get more information about skills, employment and training opportunities in York.

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