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1 The Liverpool City Region MAA Employment and Skills Platform
1 The Liverpool City Region MAA Employment and Skills Platform Sue Jarvis Service Director City Region Strategy, Employment & Skills Knowsley MBC 1

2 The Liverpool City Region – key facts
Population of 1.5 million Forms core of wider economic zone of influence of over 2 million people GVA of over £17bn, 539,000 jobs and 38,000 businesses

3 Our Vision - to be a thriving international city region by 2020.
To achieve this we will need to accelerate growth and substantially close the productivity gap with the rest of the UK and; reduce worklessness across the Liverpool City Region, providing routes for people to move into work and progress in their jobs. 3

4 A Multi-Area Agreement
Voluntary agreements between two or more top-tier or unitary local authorities, their partners and Government of work collectively to improve local economic prosperity MAAs are not: Just about service delivery An end in themselves The same everywhere Designed or prescribed by central government

5 What are we aiming to deliver?
Accelerate economic growth and substantially close the productivity gap with the rest of the UK Increase entrepreneurial activity Reduce worklessness Increase skills levels Increase housing quality, choice and range Improve transport/access to employment and opportunities

6 How will we deliver this?
New Partnership between City Region partners Shadow City Region Cabinet – set up in November 2008 Finalised city region structure to be developed by October 2009 Structure supported by 6 Partnership Boards – economy, employment and skills, transport, planning and housing, environment and waste, safer and healthier communities Multi Area Agreement Step-in change in agreeing priorities and actions for the city region LCR Story of Place and Employment and Skills Platform Signed off by Government Economy, Housing, Transport Platforms Drafts under development

7 Employment and Skills Scale of the Challenge:
LCR employment rate of 68.1% compared to 74.4% nationally Almost 175,000 residents claiming out of work benefits; 50% claiming a benefit for 5+ years More than one in three (37%) working age adults without NVQ level 2 qualification Key Issues: Complex landscape – funds, targets, delivery agencies Diverse but fragmented range of provision Multiple management and governance arrangements

8 Employment and Skills Our Approach:
Strengthening employer representation and demand for skills Delivering an integrated package of services based on a continuum model of employment and skills provision Working collectively to align and co-commission mainstream resources at the local level Adding value to the core offer using discretionary funding (ESF, ERDF, NWDA, Area Based Grant) Changing provider behaviour Acting as a test bed for new Government initiatives Implementing new governance arrangements

9 Employment and Skills Our Asks of Government (1):
Develop an Employment and Skills Strategy by June 2009 Agree shared priorities, common framework of targets LCR Commissioning plan will inform Government and local contracting arrangements Locally delivered solutions Work with Government to shape the way future contracts operate in our area and to co-commission bespoke services, e.g.: Flexible New Deal Fit for Work Service Skills Accounts trials and their further development Adult Advancement and Careers Service

10 Employment and Skills Our Asks of Government (2): Improve data sharing
Better access to non disclosure DWP data, GIS Signpost employer vacancy information to skills brokers Share provider performance data Stimulate employer demand City Region employer engagement strategy Use Board Members to champion the Local Employment Partnership and Skills Pledge Establish LCR Employment and Skills Board by summer 2009 Secure legal status by 2010

11 Employment and Skills Outcomes and Targeting:
Adding value by simplifying the offer to individuals and employers Prioritisation by geography and client group Accelerated programmes of intervention to meet specific LCR needs Minimise duplication or displacement Outcomes must be set in the context of the current economic downturn and LAA refresh Job Seekers Allowance Incapacity Benefit Increasing skill levels

12 Moving Forward: Implementing the MAA
2 Moving Forward: Implementing the MAA Karon Brownbill Economic Development Director Learning and Skills Council Greater Merseyside

13 Strategy Development Commission a piece of work to develop the strategy drawing on evidence from existing reports e.g. LSC Strategic Analysis, Sector Skills Agreements, Local Intelligence Considerable engagement with employers and sectors e.g. Maritime, Retail, Leisure, Tourism Understanding demand and supply, local skills shortages, specific employment and skills responses to key strategic developments e.g. Super Port, Digital, Environmental Technologies as well as other key employment sectors e.g. Public Strategy to bring together employment and skills into a continuum from no skills through to higher skills Set the priorities for investment – consultation April to June, developed by end of June 09

14 Co- Commissioning DWP Green Paper sets out three potential levels of devolution: Level 1: local partners having active involvement in DWP commissioning processes. Level 2: co-commissioning and joint investment planning. Level 3: full joint commissioning in some areas, and devolution of some funding decisions in others.

15 Co-Commissioning Starting work on Flexible New Deal
National Programme – influencing the design, targeting Pooling of Funds – influence over assessment and monitoring processes Evolution towards inclusion and alignment via the framework of all commissioned employment and skills activities Not about a single commissioning body; but about co-operation, alignment and simplification – working together to a single set of priorities Challenges: differing business cycles, several agencies, change in system, demand led system for employers and adults

16 Engagement Employers – Demand
Employment and Skills Board Summer 2009, Legal Status 2010 Strong Private Sector representation/ Clustering Public Sector 40% of employer base Proactive engagement with existing networks e.g. Chambers, TMP etc Champions Workforce planning City Region Employer Engagement Strategy City Region Employer Offer Providers – Supply FE Colleges Higher Education Institutions Voluntary/ Community Sector Private Providers/ Employers

17 Employment and Skills Board

18 Changing Landscape LSC Shadow Structures September 2009 onwards
Alignment of existing structures and resources National Apprenticeship Service live April 2009 Skills Funding Agency Live April 2010 Adult Advancement Agency 2010 Young Peoples Learning Agency Live April 2010 16 – 19 Commissioning to Local Authorities- transition Academic Year 2010/2011

19 Machinery of Government : Transition of 16-19 Funds Links with MAA
3 Machinery of Government : Transition of Funds Links with MAA Paul Lally Children’s Services Manager Knowsley MBC

20 What do we know Proposal for second stage application for Greater Merseyside sub regional grouping: each borough to commission providers based in their borough but supported by Greater Merseyside Executive National funding formula for 16-19 Six work streams established to support transition LLDD Data Staffing Common Application Process: E-prospectus Legal and finance Commissioning Alignment between Commissioning and Employment and Skills

21 What is yet to emerge Commissioning guidance from DCSF (commissioning flows between national/regional/sub regional and local: relationship between local commissioning and NAS) Procedures and timescale about staffing transfer Details about how commissioning will link into CYP Trusts Details about financial rules, accountability Bill is published but it needs guidance to indicate what it means in practice

22 Positives Good partnership working across Greater Merseyside (LTP, GMLPF, MCA, Partnerships) MAA offers us a way of Aligning political accountability Developing Greater Merseyside staffing capacity to support the outcomes Looking at transition young people into adults (e.g. NEET into JSA) Harnessing employer voice and Developing employment and skills strategy Focus on outcomes: raising participation, achievement and progression Timetable is demanding but not impossible: we will focus on the practical 2010/2011 is a year of transition

23 Any questions?

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