our priorities:

Skills Development

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We will support businesses to develop and provide employment opportunities.

The Marches LEP secured Growth Deal funding to help tackle the skills gap in the region. We aim to address the skills challenge through funding projects in the region to support growth for both businesses and young people.

Skills Advisory Panel

The Marches LEP’s Skills Advisory Panel, chaired by Graham Guest, Principal & CEO of Telford College, provides strong local leadership, increasing understanding of our labour market and skills issues and drives engagement with employers and liaison with training providers. The Panel’s Chair also sits on the LEP Board as its Skills Champion.

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The Marches Careers Hub

The Marches LEP works with its local authority partners to connect schools with businesspeople, develop effective careers guidance approaches and support delivery of Gatsby Benchmarks to improve outcomes for young people.

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Supporting Employers

We work to support businesses and communities develop the skills they need to adapt to technological change and we invest to attract new highly skilled people to the region.

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