Councillors to discuss the Education and Skills Strategic Plan
Ref : PR8348
Wakefield Council’s Cabinet
is to discuss proposals on how to raise aspirations and achievements of
residents to support growth in the district.
Senior Councillors will
discuss the Education and Skills Strategic Plan at a Cabinet meeting next
Tuesday, 27 September.
The Education and Skills
Strategic Plan provides a clear set of priorities and actions to support people
to make a positive contribution to the local economy.
Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet
Member for Children and Young People, said: “The Plan will support the Council,
working with partners and the community, to boost economic growth in the
district. It aims to provide opportunities for better jobs, better career
progression and higher income for local people.
“The Plan will help to
prepare children and young people in the district for education and work. It
will also help to ensure that residents have the skills needed to work and that
more Wakefield residents have higher skills.”
The priority and aims of
Wakefield’s Education and Skills Strategic Plan will support and link directly
to The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Employment and Skills
Plan - ‘Skilled people, better jobs’.
In July, the Wakefield Skills
Summit - skills for our future - was attended by local public and private
organisations across the education and business sectors. Four priority themes
have been identified from the summit and these have been used to underpin the
Strategic Plan. These are:
- Children are school ready
- Young people are job ready
- All residents have skills for work
- More Wakefield residents have higher skills.
Work on improving skills will
be informed by conditions and opportunities arising from the wider policy and
economic environment - locally, regionally and nationally.
The Plan is being discussed
by Wakefield Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 27 September.