Welcome to the fourth edition of this e-bulletin, updating you on development of the Essex LSIP. Further information is available on our website and you can also email us at email@example.com. This update includes general skills news, so please get in touch if you have any to share.
With thanks for your feedback and input, we have now submitted the draft plan to the DfE. Their feedback is expected soon and the final copy will be published in July. Whilst contents remain confidential for now, we can share broad headlines. They are:
Employers informed some of the emerging recommendations in the Essex LSIP. These included:
More detail about these priorities and the actions underpinning them will be shared when the final Essex LSIP is published. Do keep a look out.
The Essex LSIP includes an evidence base and data annex which contains a wealth of skills and employment data, including projected growth and vacancies. This has helped to inform the Essex priorities alongside employer feedback and enabled the recommendations to be developed. This will be shared when the Essex LSIP is published.
As part of our ongoing work with the LSIP, we have made a commitment to complete sector deep dives for each of our ten priority sectors. The sector we will be completing the first deep dive on will be transport and logistics. This sector has a large presence within Essex, including two airports, two ports and a number of infrastructure projects. Two Freeports are also based here. We look forward to sharing this with you.
The LSIF describes the fund which will support LSIP delivery and this will be led by colleges and providers in LSIP areas.
The DfE have published guidance for colleges and providers which is available here. The Essex college and provider bid to the LSIF is in development and more detail will follow.
As we develop the LSIP, we are building links with the Unit for Future Skills, who are linked to the DfE. They are also providing skills data to support decision-making. Their work currently covers:
Over the next six months, they will be analysing occupations in demand; investigating supply and demand of science, technology and computing skills; publishing a Career Pathways Dashboard and publishing research on new methodologies for future job projections. We will share headlines and feed detail into the Sector Deep Dives.