our priorities:

Skills Development

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We support businesses to grow, develop their workforce 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.

Our role

The LEP supports delivery of employment and skills initiatives in line with the objectives outlined in the Marches Strategic Economic Plan and other strategic documents. We articulate local skills priorities to Government to tackle barriers to growth and maximise local investment, giving due consideration to the Marches Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) and the work of area’s Employer Representative Body (ERB).

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The Marches Careers Hub

The Marches Careers Hub is part of a network overseen by the Careers & Enterprise Company and supports institutions within the local authority areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to transform careers education across The Marches region by linking education with business and helping secondary schools and colleges achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks of world class careers guidance.

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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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