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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.

Discussion points:

  • 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)

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