Making LSIPs Work
One of the key provisions of the Skills and Post-16 Education Act was the creation of Local Skills Improvement Plans. These are designed to:
Set the key priorities to make post16 technical education or training more responsive and closely to local labour market needs
Provide a representative employer view of the skills most needed to support local economic growth and boost productivity
Enable local partners to effectively join-up with other parts of the local skills system.
Employer Representative Bodies have been designated to draw up plans for a period of three years to be reviewed and updated as appropriate during this time.
How LSIPs will work in practice, particularly -the collaboration between ERBs, local authorities, and tertiary education providers
How LSIPs can identify current and predicted skill gaps and provide local labour market intelligence to inform skills provision
How LSIPs can improve on previous attempts to match the supply and demand for skills.
Dr Fiona Aldridge, Head of Insight - Economic Delivery, Skills and Communities, WMCA
Lewis Cooper, Director - Independent Commission on the College of the Future, AoC
Daniel Fell, Chief Executive Officer, Doncaster Chamber
Rizwana Parveen, Deputy Director for Post 16 Provider Strategy and Delivery Division, DfE
Dr Marius Ostrowski, Executive Director, Lifelong Education Commission (Event Chair)