Council Welcomes Local Skills Improvement Plan

Outside of the Guildhall, Marshall's Yard, Gainsborough

The Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) is a major new project led by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to review and realign skills supply and demand across Greater Lincolnshire & Rutland.

This Department for Education initiative will lead to shifts in the type and level of skills available to local employers. It will also affect change in how some post-16 technical skills and training are delivered.

West Lindsey District Councillor, Lesley Rollings, welcomes the review, she said:

“This piece of work will help to shift our understanding of the skills we need for the future. It’s a great opportunity for local employers to really engage with the LSIP and to ensure that the skills they need can be met.” 

Over the coming months, the project aims to generate thousands of responses to the research calls from employers of every size, sector, and location.

Amanda Bouttell, West Lindsey District Council’s Senior Project & Growth Officer - Employment & Skills, said:

“The scope, availability and level of key workforce skills, including work readiness has been a great challenge and frustration for local employers for many years.

“This is a chance to collectively make the right changes, and by participating in these focus groups, employers can help to shape the LSIP for the future.”

Employers in the West Lindsey area can participate in three different ways. Book a place on one of the free employer focus group at the venues below:

11 January 2023 – Gainsborough

Thonock Park 8am to 10.30am

Book at Local Skills Improvement Plan Employer Focus Group - Gainsborough

20 January 2023 – Grimsby

Catch UK 10am to 12.30

Book at Local Skills Improvement Plan Employer Focus Group - Grimsby

Attend an on-line focus group on 15th February 2023

Book at Local Skills Improvement Plan Employer Virtual Focus Group for Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland

Complete an on-line survey or telephone interview – due to go live in January 2023, dates to be confirmed.

For more information about how to get involved and to learn more about the project go to Local Skills Improvement Plans

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