Skills and talent are fundamental to our continuing economic success. Increasingly it is skills, not just qualifications, that employers look for first – whether they be in the private sector, where Leeds is home to global as well as local businesses, many of them small and medium sized enterprises, or in our significant public sector bodies across health, government, and education.
This plan sets out how as a city we can collectively improve the supply of skills that our residents need to play a full and more productive part in the labour market, and that our businesses need to thrive, helping to create a more inclusive economy in a compassionate city.
We welcome your comments on the plan during this period of consultation, which runs to the 8th November. As well as your feedback, we are seeking firm commitments from businesses and stakeholders in support of the plan through pledges of action. Please send any comments/pledges to firstname.lastname@example.org.