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Covid Recovery Skills Strategy and communication plan

Meeting: 22/09/2020 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning (Item 8)

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This report sets the terms of reference and remit of a City Skills and Employment Board and task and finish group that will be responsible for developing and implementing the city’s Adult Learning and Skills Strategy. This partnership board will develop the strategy within the framework set by York’s 10 year and 1 year recovery strategies and the York Economic Strategy.

It also proposes the governance arrangements through which stakeholder feedback and Executive sign-off of the Adult Learning and Skills Strategy will be sought.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Confirm the Terms of Reference and remit of the City Skills and Employment Board.

                     ii.         The final composition of the City Skills and Employment Board to be delegated to the Director for Economy and Place in consultation with the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning.

                    iii.        Agree the framework within which a new Adult Learning and Skills Strategy will be developed, for endorsement at the City Skills and Employment Board and with final formal consideration and adoption by the council’s Executive including a communication plan to support widespread community engagement.

 

Reason:     In order to agree a Terms of Reference and remit of the City Skills and Employment Board and framework and agree the framework within which a new Adult Learning and Skills Strategy will be developed.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the terms of reference and remit of a City Skills and Employment Board and task and finish group. It was noted that partnership board would develop

the strategy within the framework set by York’s 10 year and 1

year recovery strategies and the York Economic Strategy. The importance of ensuring that partners were working together to develop sustainable businesses in York was highlighted and the need to ensure government announcements for investments are channelled into where it is needed, as well as, highlighting what further funding could be required especially in relation to the impact of COVID-19. The importance of retaining the apprenticeship levy was highlighted alongside the council’s levy strategy.

 

The membership of the board was discussed and it was noted that this would be confirmed by Director for Economy and Place in consultation with the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Confirm the Terms of Reference and remit of the City Skills and Employment Board.

                     ii.         The final composition of the City Skills and Employment Board to be delegated to the Director for Economy and Place in consultation with the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning.

                    iii.        Agree the framework within which a new Adult Learning and Skills Strategy will be developed, for endorsement at the City Skills and Employment Board and with final formal consideration and adoption by the council’s Executive including a communication plan to support widespread community engagement.

 

Reason:     In order to agree a Terms of Reference and remit of the City Skills and Employment Board and framework and agree the framework within which a new Adult Learning and Skills Strategy will be developed.


 

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