Published On: 02/09/2022|394 words|2 min read|

The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill will help transform the skills and training landscape and underpin the levelling-up of opportunities across the country.

Under the act, employers will be placed at the heart of the new skills system to ensure training opportunities meet the needs of the local area and people. It also means that businesses can access a pipeline of candidates who have the skills to bolster their workforce. Not to mention it will play a vital role in supporting economic growth and recovery.

Initially introduced in May 2021, the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill has had a rocky journey to reach this point, but new legislation couldn’t have come at a better time given the current climate and ongoing struggles facing the UK workforce.

What does the act mean for individuals?

Well, it will make it easier for people to get the skills they need to secure well-paid jobs in industries with skills gaps.

The act emphasises employers and training providers working collaboratively to identify skills gaps locally, reducing the need for people to leave their hometowns to find great employment opportunities.

What industries will be prioritised?

Skills to support the growing green economy will be prioritised. This will ensure a reliable, resilient, and robust workforce is in place to support the government’s net zero ambitions.

There will also be a focus on other industries, including health and social care, engineering, digital and manufacturing.

Regionally the prioritisation may differ, depending on the needs of the local economy and workforce.

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Supporting our local community

At Complete Skills Solutions (CSS), we work with employers across the Liverpool City Region to identify skills gaps and tailor training to meet demand. We take away the guessing and uncertainty for employers with our bespoke workforce solutions.

Our approach ensures each of our learners is equipped with the skills and knowledge to secure great employment. Our courses are designed not only to meet employer demand but to ensure our learners can achieve sustainable career success.

Under our partnership with the Liverpool City Region, we deliver several courses across industries that are struggling to meet the ongoing skills demand. They include warehousing and logistics, health and social care and green energy.

We are always building on our partnerships with businesses to develop sector-specific training solutions that support our city region, our full list of courses is available here.

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