Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board
Formed in 2008, the Employment and Skills Board is a public-private sector partnership, led-by local businesses with representation from training organisations and statutory bodies, with a shared vision of creating a more (business) demand-led skills system.
The Employment and Skills Board aims to establish a clear understanding of labour market needs, skills gaps and shortages, particularly in priority growth sectors. This enables partners to prioritise issues, coordinate activity and target resources more effectively. It also enables common issues and barriers to be escalated for the Local Enterprise Partnership's attention and fed into the wider economic strategy for the Heart of the South West sub-region.
The partnership's primary purpose is to:
The Employment and Skills Board's vision is for a growing local economy built from productive, sustainable businesses and a workforce armed with relevant skills to enable them to enter and progress in employment.
Would you like to be more involved?
Do you have views on how training could be made more relevant to the needs of the business community? Would you like to influence the skills of the wider workforce and represent the views of your industry? Email email@example.com to find out more.
The E HOD Employment and Skills Board aims to address employment and skill issues within two strategic themes:
Two working groups focusing on these strategic themes operate under the Employment and Skills Board. More details on the working group objectives and membership can be viewed on: Working Groups
Examples of current activities: