Skills and Asks for the D2N2 Key Sectors

The D2N2 Skills for Growth Strategy informs and supports a need and determination to improving the competitiveness of business and sector growth.  Clearly, we face a series of challenges when considering differing business and individual’s needs, therefore, raising ambition and aspiration are vital to the success of our local economy.  To help achieve this, the D2N2 LEP has established business-led Sector and Skills Advisory Group principles for each of the key priority sectors, to inform, consult, and identify how economic impact for their sector can be maximised through driving growth, workforce development, training and employment for local people. 

Ownership and Influence of Sector Skills in D2N2

Through consultation and led by business the sectors have produced a series of Action Plans and Reports specific to skills and employment.  These documents are aimed to support and influence D2N2’s objective to create 55,000 new private sector jobs by 2023 and are useful resources to inform local strategy, funding and provision to meet the needs of the D2N2 key sectors.  They are a key resource for all providers of education and skills (including schools and academies, FE colleges, private training providers and Universities) and can to be used to inform Business Planning and to revise the Skills Offer to business to reduce the identified skills shortages of their communities and to meet the needs of their local employers.

During July 2015 D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership invested in running a series of ‘Skills for a Productive Workforce’ Sector Seminars, for businesses and those providing skills training, across its area and covering some the D2N2 LEP’s sectors of key economic focus. Building on the work undertaken to develop the D2N2 Sector Skills Action Plans, the Seminars provided key sector businesses with the opportunity to put their ‘asks’ to Employment and Skills providers, as well as providing the opportunity to share emerging opportunities and challenges relating to their sector.

Employment and Skills providers had the opportunity to share their experiences of working with the key economic sectors, highlighting examples of where they have successfully responded to needs, whilst also providing the opportunity to share best practice and future thinking.

The output from the Sector Seminars will continue to build insight relating to emerging challenges, opportunities and responses from the Employment and Skills market to the needs of the key economic sectors, and through this, will help to inform future policy and programme responses.

The actions and progress arising from the skills documents is activity which will be overseen by the relevant Sector and Skills Advisory Group.

Sector

Productive Workforce (PW) Report

Presentation

Skills Action Plan

Construction

D2N2 Productive Workforce Report for Construction

Skills for Productivity - Construction

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Construction

Creative and Digital Industries

D2N2 Productive Workforce Report for Creative and Digital Industries

 

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Creative and Digital Industries

Food and Drink Manufacturing

D2N2 Productive Workforce Report for Food and Drink Manufacturing

Skills for Productivity - Food and Drink Manufacturing 

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Food and Drink Manufacturing

Life Sciences

D2N2 Productive Workforce Report for Life Sciences

Skills for Productivity - Life Sciences 

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Life Sciences

Logistics

D2N2 Productive Workforce Report for Logistics

Skills for Productivity - Logistics

 

Low Carbon Goods and Services

 

 

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Low Carbon Goods and Services

Transport Equipment Manufacturing

 

 

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Transport Equipment Manufacturing

Visitor Economy

D2N2 Productive Workforce Report for Visitor Economy 

Skills for Productivity - Visitor Economy

D2N2 Skills Action Plan for Visitor Economy

 

Employment Priority Sector of the D2 and N2 Skills and Employment Boards

Area

Contact Information

D2 Skills and Employment Board

Sonja Smith on 01629 538285 or by email: sonja.smith@derbyshire.gov.uk

Mohammed Arfan on 01332 641673, or by email: mohammed.arfan@derby.gov.uk .

 N2 Skills and Employment Board

Owen Harvey, N2 Skills and Employment Partnership Manager on 0115 8762820, or by email: owen.harvey@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

D2N2 Health and Social Care Skills Action Plan

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Executive Summary

*Health and Social Care businesses, stakeholders and the D2 and N2 Skills and Employment Boards have endorsed the Health and Social Care Skills Action Plan