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1 Employment & Skills Partnership; Tyne &Wear, Northumberland and Durham ESF – England 2007 –13 Operational Programme Innovation Theme - Engaging with Employers

2 7 Local Authorities (urban & rural) Businesses Key Stakeholders ( LEP,JCP,SFA) Voluntary & Community Sector North Tyneside Accountable Body The Partnership

3 Awarded ESF funding in July 2009 to deliver across 4 themes over 3 years and awarded a 12 month extension: Employer leadership Simplification of employer engagement Transnational working Targeted recruitment and training £350,000 grant from the EC matched by Single Programme Funding = £700,000 over 3 years. The extension amounting to a further £200,000 spend Employer Engagement & Leadership

4 Employer Leadership Objective: to deliver a Private Sector support programme that developed the Employment and Skills Board employers collectively and individually. Develop understanding of Employment and Skills landscape External objective leadership-support and challenge Group workshops-to develop ESB collective priorities Individual ongoing support-to assist individual Board members to respond to consultations and deliver agreed actions assigned to them Change language

5 Simplification of Employer Engagement Identify perceived/actual barriers Single branded gateway into the partnership Factor in local delivery mechanisms Design loose workable protocols Build on existing technology Employer feedback at the centre of approach – inform future delivery Promote and market via business community

6 Transnational Working Underpinning activity across the whole project – fundamental part of the project: Partners in The Netherlands, Germany and Sweden Good practice exchange Study visits – October 2012 ; Volvo Academy Conferencing – “North East England in a Global Europe” Showcase Forcasting Activity at European Employment Forum

7 Building on the foundations of targeted training and recruitment activity Use of social clauses to create training and employment opportunities TRT consistency-joint approach Sharing best practice TRT Champions in each LA area recorded beneficiaries Mainstreaming Partnership with “Construction Skills” Using data from planning applications Giving industry tested employment forecasts during and post construction Data used to inform strategic policy planning and curriculum design TRT & Skills and Employment Forecasting

8 The Problem Specific skills shortages Lack of ‘job ready’ candidates for certain job roles Little guidance in the way of industry employment planning Further education curriculum not based on industry needs Funding for skills development not industry led Disparate approach to support Insufficient ‘targeted’ labour market intelligence No coordinated approach to career guidance to 19 yr old

9 Skills and Employment Forecasting – the Rationale Demand led Solution – published skill shortages and gaps Match labour demand with supply Create the right ‘training interventions’ Local authority ideally placed to identify future development Building on previous successes in TRT activity Inform curriculum design Industry tested quantifiable data A true working partnership Public and private sector input

10 Partnering with CITB - ConstructionSkills Construction Industry Sectors Skills Council and Industry Training Board, established 1964 Goals are to understand and address skills gaps, drive productivity and develop the learning supply to enable the ‘right training interventions’ to aid economic recovery Specialises in targeted labour market intelligence and employment forecasting at a national and regional level Works in partnership across regions to achieve bespoke solutions

11 Creating a Forecasting Tool Need to understand job opportunities relating to individual projects/programmes of work Build on existing forecasting techniques Work with technical specialists (University of Dundee) Bespoke solution to local requirements (regional differences) Design tight working protocols, good practice and user support Employer and client feedback at the centre of approach, customer needs are key

12 LFT: an overview The labour forecasting tool can estimate the labour demand on a project by trade and by month given: Project type Project value (excluding any land, enabling or preparation costs) Location Start date End date (or duration)

13 LFT: an overview Predict detailed monthly labour requirements Covers a range of different types of construction such as; Housing Public non-residential Infrastructure Industrial Commercial Housing refurbishment R&M Non housing refurbishment R&M Ability to modify factors and gauge the effect on labour profile Outputs in the form of time series data or graphs

14 Successful International Partnerships North East in a global Europe Employer led and focused agenda. A unified approach to activities Over 700 recorded interventions Tracking the client and employer journey The North East LMI Portal Sustainable organic solutions Measuring Success

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