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York 1 year Skills for Employment Plan 2021-22

Meeting: 23/03/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning (Item 38)

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This report informs the Executive Member about the development of the One-year plan – Skills for Employment in York, delivered through the city’s Skills and Employment Board, and presents that plan for endorsement by the Executive Member.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)           That the content of the report be noted.

 

(ii)         That the One-year plan – Skills for Employment in York be endorsed, recognising the strong partnership approach taken to understand, reflect and respond to local priorities, with provision added for the creation of green, sustainable jobs and inclusive growth long term.

 

(iii)        That preparation be made for a further joint meeting of Children, Education and Community Policy and Scrutiny Committee and Economy and Place Policy and Scrutiny Committee to review the longer term skills plan in the autumn.

 

Reason: To continue to help and support people and businesses through change and begin developing the skills and infrastructure that will support York’s longer-term economic recovery from COVID-19.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which provided information on the development of the One-year plan – Skills for employment in York, which was composed by the Skills and Employment Board.

 

The Executive Member stated that:

 

·        Businesses were taking the opportunity of lockdowns to assess their future skills needs and he noted the importance of the Council and partners matching their services and plans to those changing needs.

·        Key consideration long term must be the creation of green, sustainable jobs and inclusive growth and the need for thorough connectivity with scrutiny on employment and skills plans.

 

The Executive Member thanked officers and partners on developing this thorough review of different sector’s needs and for recognising that both residents and businesses would require varying support throughout the economic recovery.

 

Resolved:

(i)           That the content of the report be noted.

 

(ii)         That the One-year plan – Skills for Employment in York be endorsed, recognising the strong partnership approach taken to understand, reflect and respond to local priorities, with provision added for the creation of green, sustainable jobs and inclusive growth long term.

 

(iii)        That preparation be made for a further joint meeting of Children, Education and Community Policy and Scrutiny Committee and Economy and Place Policy and Scrutiny Committee to review the longer term skills plan in the autumn.

 

Reason: To continue to help and support people and businesses through change and begin developing the skills and infrastructure that will support York’s longer-term economic recovery from COVID-19.


 

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