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.
Skills Manager: Employer Engagement, Employability
- Maxine Squire - Assistant Director, Education and Skills, City of York Council
- Councillor Andrew Waller - Westfield Ward