Thursday 23 March 2023, 6pm - 8pm
Moulton College would like to invite you to an employer networking event to discuss skills shortages in your sector and ways we can support you in skills training and development.
There will be refreshments on arrival with an opportunity to network with other attendees, the Chamber of Commerce and the Moulton College employer engagement team. There will then be a short presentation by the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) partners.
A message from the Chamber of Commerce:
Welcome to one of a number of events that are aimed at getting employers, providers and other stakeholders engaged with the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP). The aim of the LSIP is to place employers at the heart of the skills system and the Chamber’s role will be to consult with employers, training providers and other stakeholders to articulate their skills needs. Employer opinions are a cornerstone of LSIPs, which will be made into statutory requirements to shape skills provision over the next 3 years.
As way of a background, the Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper set out an employer-led approach aimed at making Post-16 Further Education (FE) provision more responsive to local skills needs and ultimately local economic needs. As part of this new approach, the Chambers of Commerce in our region have been asked by the Department for Education to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders to develop the local LSIP - with the intention of giving employers a stronger voice in shaping local skills provision through closer working with FE providers, engaging effectively with local leaders and other stakeholders and forging a stronger and more dynamic partnership between employers and FE providers that will enable provision to be more responsive to skills needs of employers in local labour markets. LSIPs will do this by providing a clear articulation of future skills need and setting out the priorities for change in local provision that will help people develop the skills they need to get good jobs and increase prospects.
We are inviting organisations from all sectors to share their views on the current and future skills landscape in our region. We want to hear from as many employers and stakeholders as possible – your opinions will help shape our region’s future skills provision.
This event is targeted at those companies operating in the agriculture or food & drink sectors specifically – if your business has had challenges upskilling your current workforce; or you simply have ideas about how employers and training providers can work collaboratively; this is your chance to share your experience and help generate positive change.