Skills for Growth has been a priority area of work for the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) since its inception.
The approach is to better align public and private investment in training and workforce development to growth. This will be achieved by employers taking a lead, signalling how the public sector and business can co-invest most intelligently to maximise opportunities for employers and people.
The Solent Employment and Skills Board (ESB), is a dedicated delivery panel of the Solent LEP, bringing together a range of partners to take forward work focused education on the LEP's Skills agenda.
The ESB is now well established and is leading work on skills for growth, prioritising initiatives and activities that support the retention and development of local talent to support the needs of business.