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Creating sustainable skills and employment to drive prosperity is key to Lancashire's future.

Supported by the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub, the Skills and Employment Advisory Panel has primary responsibility for skills development priorities in Lancashire.  Membership of the Panel is made up of representatives from the education and private sector.

The focus of the Hub and Panel is to create the conditions for a balanced, skilled and inclusive labour market to underpin economic well-being and growth across the LEP area.

The Hub has built up an evidence base on behalf of the Panel that articulates the skills requirements for Lancashire

The Hub has used the evidence base to build on the previous Skills and Employment Strategy Framework 2016-2021 and develop the Lancashire Skills and Employment Strategic Framework 2021 Refresh which sets out the county’s skills and employment priorities.  The framework incorporate the Local Skills Report for Lancashire, as required by the Department for Education. The Skills and Employment Advisory Panel have agreed that the framework should be refreshed for a one year period, recognising the unique circumstances that Lancashire and the UK in general has entered.

Visit www.lancashireskillshub.co.uk for further information

SKILLS FOR WORK

The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub has, in partnership with over 50 organisations, created www.skillsforwork.info to help the people of Lancashire gain the skills they need to succeed as we begin to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The partners have collaborated to provide over 100 different offers of fully funded and free support for people in Lancashire.

The website provides Lancashire residents with one place to get information about skills and employment support, with coaching and wellbeing support throughout.

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