Education, Employment and Skills Board

Education, Employment and Skills Board – leading the development of education and skills among all age groups.

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Education, Employment and Skills Board has a clear and significant role in leading on the objective for a Skilled Workforce and strategically directing the approach to the cross-cutting skills issues across the LEP objectives.

The local picture and its implications for the Education, Employment and Skills Board are not dissimilar to the national picture. The recent Skills Commission Report ‘Still in Tune – the skills system and the changing structures of work’ found the skills system is not adequately matched to the modern structures of work and that it is likely to become further misaligned in the future.

The development of education and skills among all age groups is crucial for the successful future economic prosperity and competitiveness of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire with direct impacts linking secure employment to higher living standards and improved health and wellbeing.

Securing a well-qualified and adaptable workforce with the skills sets appropriate to the needs of existing business sectors, as well as those in which we have aspirations for economic growth, should be a fundamental priority for our economic development.

The LEP’s Education, Employment and Skills Board and the work it drives will be a crucial part of realising this aspiration.

Whether you are a business, an education or training provider, an adult or young person the Education, Employment and Skills Board is here to help you secure a profitable future.