Monday, April 22, 2024

Skills improvement group plans to reveal findings next week

Next week a partnership set up by the government to tackle skills shortages will reveal the responses from businesses to a survey of their training and recruitment priorities.

The team behind the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Skills Improvement Partnership are urging employers, training providers and stakeholders to attend the event regardless of whether they took part in the survey, which attracted hundreds of responses.

Hannah Crookes, Manager of the LSIP, said: The survey was just the start of our research into the experiences of the region’s businesses when it comes to recruiting and training their workers.

“We followed that with a series of face-to-face events across East Yorkshire and we are in the process of analysing the responses now. We will present the findings when we bring together employers, training providers and stakeholders for an update on the LSIP plan and we will also take that opportunity to consult further, particularly with people who didn’t get a chance to respond to the survey.”

The government has introduced 38 LSIPs nationwide and appointed various business support organisations to drive the initiative. Chambers of Commerce are leading 32 of the new bodies but the LSIPs are open to all businesses, regardless of whether they are members of any business organisation, and the HEY LSIP is also working closely with neighbouring LSIPs across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

The feedback will help the LSIP identity the top priorities and the main business sectors for skills development in the region. That process will also help the LSIP team complete the make-up of its board, with several places still to be allocated to reflect the key sectors.

Hannah dded: Employer feedback has been vital in the development of our Local Skills Improvement Plan, and we are urging people to attend the event to check and challenge the findings and ensure we have interpreted business views accurately.”

The event will take place on Monday 13 March from midday until 2pm at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel, Willerby. Lunch will be provided. To register email Hannah at

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemichaving a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Latest news

Related news