Presentation on theme: "14-19 (RPA) PD Network Meeting 20 th May 2011 West Suffolk College."— Presentation transcript:
14-19 (RPA) PD Network Meeting 20 th May 2011 West Suffolk College
Aim of Day Understanding the Backing Young Suffolk strategy How will partnerships get involved with Backing Young Suffolk and to support your work in raising participation?
What do you want for the young people sitting in front of you each day?
The Suffolk 2028 Vision Learning and skills levels in the top quartile in the Country “ In 2028 we want Suffolk to have: A workforce with the skills to meet the needs of Suffolk’s economy High aspirations, and opportunities to realise them through high quality learning.” Suffolk Community Strategy 2008 www.transformingsuffolk.co.uk A long term change programme
Skills for the Future Strategy A county wide vision as part of transforming Suffolk Overseen by LA with the ultimate aim is that it is owned by key stakeholders – including learning providers, businesses, voluntary sector and general public In the early stages of development – opportunities to adopt, adapt, and act.
Key Themes Skills for The Future Strategy Backing Young Suffolk Enterprise for All Skills for The Economy
An Enterprise Hub for the East of England The Eastern Enterprise Hub The National Enterprise Academy Hub Programmes for 14-19 yr olds & Higher Education programmes The National Enterprise Academy Hub Programmes for 14-19 yr olds & Higher Education programmes The School for Social Entrepreneur- ship Programmes Supporting anyone with an idea to build a social enterprise The School for Social Entrepreneur- ship Programmes Supporting anyone with an idea to build a social enterprise The 5 th Floor Business Club and Commercial A club that Recognises/involves businesses in the Hub and gives something back to them. Programmes for established businesses. The 5 th Floor Business Club and Commercial A club that Recognises/involves businesses in the Hub and gives something back to them. Programmes for established businesses. Wider Enterprise Support Activities in partnership with other enterprise delivery parts that provide the wider support package for new businesses. Wider Enterprise Support Activities in partnership with other enterprise delivery parts that provide the wider support package for new businesses.
Challenges facing young people Five trends shape the current labour market and impact on the employment prospects of young people not going to university: The reduced number of low-skilled jobs The diminished number of semi-skilled manufacturing jobs The continued rise of service sector jobs The growing need for jobs at technical level The rise of jobs at professional and managerial level (The Forgotten Half – DEMOS report 2011)
Priority Sectors for Suffolk Health and Social Care – demographic time bomb in Suffolk esp. care for the elderly (Suffolk NHS employs 1 in 7 of the total population of Suffolk and not just in health) Energy - The nuclear industry is set to expand and with the proposed Sizewell C development in Suffolk creating 5000 construction jobs and 900 operational jobs. Tourism - The largest proportions of tourism workplaces are located in Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Lowestoft, Aldeburgh, Felixstowe and Ipswich.
Skills for the Economy Skills for Energy Skills for Hospitality and Tourism Skills for Food and Rural Industries Skills for ICT Enabling Adults into Work
What skills do employers rate high with young people?
Employers Top 10 Attendance Listen to instruction Respect Teamplayer Literacy Numeracy Smartly dressed Can do attitude/self confidence Communication/social skills Qualifications (not technical)
Skills for The Future Strategy Backing Young Suffolk Raising Young People’s Aspirations Developing and implementing an Aspiration Escalator Providing coherent and comprehensive information for young people and their parents. Showcasing our industries and sectors to offer great local careers Preparing Young People for Work Establishing BYS Bureau Redesigning work experience Establishing work clubs in schools and for young adults Embedding employability skills into learning Increasing Apprenticeship Opportunities Increasing the number of apprenticeship opportunities open to young people Providing a ladder of apprenticeship programmes at all levels and a cross key sectors Raising awareness of apprenticeships and their value for young people and employers
Next Steps Taking the 3 strands of work in BYS: How are partnerships forming their thinking on RPA? How might you use this strategy as a vehicle for developing your work on employability and employer engagement? What areas of activities are priorities for you in 2011/12 and 2012/13? How can we (BYS/14-19/LIS) help and support?