Learning partnership pilot role for LeP
THe Local economic Partnership for Berkshire has been selected to take part in a pilot scheme to improve learning and skills.
The decision was announced at the Department for education’s Skills Summit, held on Thursday, November 30.
There are seven pilot schemes being set up by the Government across the country.
The scheme recognises that local areas are already involved in a range of activities to ensure that local training provision meets the needs of employers, and the seven Skills Advisory Panels will support this activity.
The panels will be embedded within LePs and will bring together employers and education, with the support of the Department for education, with the aim of ensuring that there is local influence at national level.
Campbell Christie CBe, Further education Lead and Thames Valley Berkshire LeP director, said: “The LeP’s involvement in the first Dfe Skills Summit marked a welcome step-forward in the partnership between government and business, which the education Secretary referred to as a key vehicle to help deliver a skills revolution.
“Business-led Local enterprise Partnerships are playing a key part in that.”