Businesses urged to complete vital skills survey  

January 9, 2023

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership today urged businesses to contribute to a vital survey which aims to put employers at the heart of skills, training and development.

The Local Skills Improvement Plan, known as LSIPs, is designed to explore emerging skills needs of employers as sectors evolve, automate, look to increase productivity and work to net zero. 

The LEP says having the right skills mix is vital to the regional economy and will help businesses to innovate and meet new opportunities while giving residents flexibility within the labour market. 

The Department of Education project is being delivered in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and supported by the LEP and its partners.  

The project will look at current gaps in provision, and soft as well as hard skills. Moving forward, it aims to understand future needs of employers, how sectors are evolving and how that will change the skills training demands of employers.  

Four sectors have been identified to work with initially: 

  • Engineering/Manufacturing/ inc. Food and Drink Production 
  • Professional Services 
  • Construction / inc. Environment Technologies 
  • Health & Social Care 

Many skills and professions will have crossovers in and from these sectors, allowing a wider picture to be built. 

Want to have your say? 
If you are a business who employs within the Marches LEP area, in one of the sectors above, then we would be very interested in your views, understanding and forward vision on skills and training. 

Click here to take the Survey now or contact or copy the link to the survey and enter into your browser - 

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