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Skills Strategy 2021-2026

This document sets out the Skills Strategy for York and North Yorkshire, 2021 to 2026. The strategy has been developed in collaboration with our partners and stakeholders and using detailed labour market analysis commissioned by the LEP to understand the supply and demand for skills and evidence of mismatch and market failure. This strategy sets out a 5 year plan to address local skills challenges and raise productivity, earnings and performance in a greener, fairer, stronger economy.

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Local Skills Report


People&Skills

A comprehensive overview of strategy, achievement and ambition produced by the York & North Yorkshire LEP skills team on behalf of the local Skills Advisory Panel for York & North Yorkshire.

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Local Skills Report
NEET Report

NEET Report


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In January 2021, the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP) commissioned Aspire-igen Group Limited to undertake research to understand how the Further Education system across York and North Yorkshire is supporting 19-24 year old NEETs, and to make recommendations on how this might be strengthened.

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Labour Market Analysis 2021


People&Skills

This report provides an assessment of York and North Yorkshire’s (YNY’s) skills needs based on a detailed analysis of the supply of and demand for skills together with evidence of mismatch and market failure. It identifies employment and skills priorities and sets out key recommendations for action.

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Labour Market Analysis 2021
Digital Skills

Digital Skills


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Business&Innovation

Les Newby Associates and Nicky Denison/Wordfern Ltd completed this research on behalf of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY and “the LEP”) to advance understanding of digital skills supply and demand in the area, with focus on businesses and employers, but also relevance to community needs and access to employment and progression. The research explores what skills are required; the extent to which Further Education (FE) colleges and training providers serving the LEP area are delivering these; and what barriers and solutions exist to enhancing future delivery.

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Community Learning Provision


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In December 2020 York and North Yorkshire (YNY) LEP commissioned Annabel Jelley, working with Tokos Solutions, to undertake research into Community Learning (CL).

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Community Learning Provision
Low Carbon and the Circular Economy

Low Carbon and the Circular Economy


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Les Newby Associates and Nicky Denison/Wordfern Ltd completed this research on behalf of YNY LEP to advance understanding of what skills businesses require to deliver a low carbon, circular economy; how far education and training providers are delivering these; and what barriers and solutions exist to enhancing future delivery.

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