Improving Skills

The right training for the right jobs

Improving Skills

The Strategic Economic Plan identifies areas of future economic growth, which will deliver more and better jobs.

It is fundamental to have a workforce with the right skills for these jobs. This is where understanding the North East workforce and its future requirements are crucial.

When it comes to business growth, a correctly trained and placed workforce is paramount; this can only be achieved by truly understanding market demands and responding with the provision of appropriately skilled labour.

With the ebb and flow of business needs, there will always be a fluctuation across sectors; this is why we work to understand the employment environment and work with key partners to facilitate and provide leadership in developing a fit for purpose North East skills base. We are working with partners to deliver key projects and interventions that address skills gaps at all levels, from primary schools to universities.

Find out more about our approach to skills in our Strategic Economic Plan.

We have produced two infographics to demonstrate a snapshot of the North East’s labour market, we hope you find these useful:

Working population

Routes to the labour market

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