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Outside body

York Skills & Employment Board



The Board has developed and is responsible for implementing and overseeing the delivery of the One-year plan: Skills for Employment in York and Skills for Employment: York’s 10-year Strategy. The Board is aligned with the city’s emerging Economic Growth partnership. Through its work, the Board will seek to facilitate a deep and long-lasting partnership between skills providers and employers to support the development of key sectors in the York economy and enable York residents to get well-paid and rewarding work 


The Board comprises representatives from:

              City of York Council

              York College

              University of York

              York St John University

              Askham Bryan College

              West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

              Federation of Small Businesses

              YNY LEP


              JobCentre Plus and DWP

              Independent training providers

              Small, medium and large employers in the city

Through ongoing and tailored engagement, the range of voices will be broadened, for example to include secondary education partners, relevant sector skills bodies and industry representatives.


The Board is not a decision-making body but will advise and make recommendations to the Council, LEP and combined authority, and to the Economic Partnership.




The Board will meet every 6-8 weeks, with frequency of meetings to be reviewed by the end of 2022 and then annually.



Contact information

Alison Edeson
Skills Manager: Employer Engagement, Employability

Our representatives

  • Maxine Squire - Assistant Director, Education and Skills, City of York Council
  • Councillor Andrew Waller - Westfield Ward


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