The latest Future Skills Forum

Young people don’t know what they don’t know, and this is particularly true for insights into careers – one reason why the latest Future Skills Forum, born out of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), was a great place to launch a suite of new localised careers factsheets, aimed at young people, careers advisers and teachers.

Our second Future Skills Forum touched down at the Aviator Hotel in Farnborough and welcomed over 70 representatives from local businesses, colleges and other organisations to catch up on and feed into the latest developments in skills across the local area. 

Colleges from across the area provided updates on how government skills investments will support closer working relationships with employers and help ensure training is taking place for current and future skills needs in exciting sectors such as space/satellites and CreaTech.

Delegates were also treated to the launch of a suite of new jobs and careers factsheets, linked to the 10 LSIP sectors and illustrating labour market information.

Each sector factsheet gives answers to classic questions from young people such as:

  • What sort of jobs can you do?
  • Where are the jobs and who are the businesses?
  • How much do they pay?

Both the Hampshire and Surrey Careers Hubs now have these factsheets, funded by the Department for Education as part of the Local Skills Improvement Fund programme, and will be using them as part of their work with careers professionals in schools and colleges – a great example of true collaboration not possible without the Local Skills Improvement Plan team at Surrey Chambers of Commerce.

To find out ways you, as an employer, can get involved with future events and feed into future reports, please contact lsip@surrey-chambers.co.uk.

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