Presentation on theme: "Employability is achievable Sam Whitaker Chief Executive of Esteem."— Presentation transcript:
Employability is achievable Sam Whitaker Chief Executive of Esteem
“…The biggest thing for me is, that there is so many careers out there that you and I don’t even know what they are… …young people need to be willing to go out and find out about the world of work… …I can guarantee most employers would love you to do that and they’ll think ‘they’re a bit sparky’…” Steph McGovern (BBC Breakfast)
Today’s questions Are employability skills as important as academia? If so, why? If not, why not? Whose responsibility is it to address employability? What can be done about it?
Setting the scene Opportunities for the Humber: Growth of the renewables sector The Energy Estuary - global ‘Centre of Excellence’ Digital sector 2017 City of Culture City Plan - City Centre, Fruit Market, Castle Street Freedom and flexibilities
What if… Employment needs could be met locally? Education and training provision met demand? Funding was aligned to maximise local impact? Schools and business worked as partners? Students had access to the latest career information?
Skills Commission 12 Humber-wide members 3 LEP staff members 68 Organisations gave evidence June ’12 to June ‘13 ‘Lifting the Lid’ Report Employment & Skills Board
Skills Commission Key issues for the Humber region: Much lower population of highly skilled residents Lowest proportion regionally of highly skilled residents Achieving Level 4 and above is improving By 2020, degree level qualified increases significantly
Skills Commission Key issues for the Humber region: By 2020, Level 3 and below fall significantly Jobs with no qualification fall dramatically This ‘churn and replacement’ will affect all sectors
Skills Commission - Focus Leadership and governance Skills shortages CEIAG and LMI Apprenticeships Employability skills Unemployment Up-skilling the workforce Enterprise
Employment & Skills Strategy “Our ambition is that by 2020, the Humber will have a skills system that is better aligned with the current and future needs of our economy”
Strategic Outcomes Raise employer commitment and investment in skills Inclusive, LEP-wide stakeholder engagement Demand-led provision of education, training and skills Improved LMI and CEIAG
Strategic Outcomes Support - for seeking employment and enterprise Maximise the use of funding - capital and revenue Increased aspiration
Interventions 11 Interventions driven by the E&S Board Intervention 1: CEIAG and LMI Intervention 2: Springboard Programme Intervention 6: Apprenticeships Intervention 7: Employability Skills Intervention 10: Humber Energy Campus
Skills Pledges Invest in workforce skills Mentor an entrepreneur Offer work placements Offer and apprenticeship Employ a local graduate Support development of employability skills
Employability Charter Anything goes! ‘Who Want’s to be a GCSE Champion’ event Maths lessons from a business perspective Work experience Mock interviews
Employability Charter National Careers Week Internships Mentoring Fix Up Your Future event
Employability Charter Benefits: Portfolio of good practice available for all Downloadable content for curriculum use Business to school to school and back to business connections Recycle best practice while continually improving It’s also fun!