Exist Insight ISSUE 13

Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership Employer Engagement

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Added: 24 July 2020

The Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership have been informed by the Department for Education that following information submitted by the LEP Skills team they intend to take forward one of three Digital Training Initiatives in the Heart of the South West which will seek to test different funding processes and routes to inform wider preparation for the National Skills Fund from 2021 onwards. 

 

“We aim to award up to 3 contracts (1 per area) to partner organisations consisting of local employers, digital/ICT training providers, local authorities and the FE sector to evidence digital skills shortage vacancies and design and deliver approximately 12-week training courses to provide a pipeline of individuals to fill those roles (when possible we will expand to include other technical skills).”

 

This will represent a significant investment (circa 1 million) in digital training opportunities for those age 19+ in the area, and the LEP is looking to take forward an Employer led digital/ ICT training proposal which is co-designed with employers, FE institutions and private training providers. To that end Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership would like to invite you to an event on the 29th of July.

 

 

·       29th of July 3 till 4:30 pm  

Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership Employer Engagement event. This session will be led by the LEP Skills team for Training Providers and Employers interested in participating. The session will focus on proposal co-design and use breakout rooms for idea generation. Questions to consider will be shared with those attending in advance to allow us to discuss and capture in the session; evidence of skills shortage needs, employer insights into the needs of industry training programmes,  ideas around employer involvement, ideas around delivery and how to best reach and support individuals with protected characteristics. The link to register this event is https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/113315012252  and the password to access is NRS2021

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