A Work and Skills Commission has been launched in Stockport and Stockport Council are keen to engage in debate with many local businesses.  

The aim of the Stockport Work and Skills Commission is to lead a public debate focused on work, skills and the local economy in Stockport.

The Commission will run from January to April 2018 and will involve businesses, the present and future workforce, young people and those providing education and skills training. Local, national and international evidence and research will inform the debate and this work will be a part of the Council’s approach to Inclusive Growth.

Stockport Council are running a series of four workshops leading up to a Commission day with key stakeholders where they will prioritise the work and skills issues for Stockport. Working together, an action plan will be produced that will drive forward the changes we need for everyone in Stockport to get the most out of work and skills.

The discussion and information that comes from the workshops will be used at a final whole day Commission event to create a set of Work and Skills priorities and actions for Stockport.

The events are free to attend and refreshments will be provided. The Commission is a great opportunity to have your say.

Please get involved in helping us to identify and understand the priority work, skills and local economic issues that will affect Stockport, and help us to shape our future success. Your support for this vital work is much appreciated.

The workshops are;

27 January – Workforce Workshop
This is a workshop for people who are either seeking work or who are currently in work, and who may be on low pay or low hours. The workshop will give an opportunity for people to talk about the work issues they feel are important and to suggest ideas for improvements and priorities for action.

29 January – Business / Employer Workshop 
This is a workshop for businesses and employers. The workshop will give an opportunity for people to talk about the work and skills issues they feel are important and to suggest ideas for improvements and priorities for action.

30 January – Young People Aged 16-24 Workshop 
This is a workshop for young people aged 16 to 24 who are either seeking / will be seeking work or who are currently in work, and who may be on low pay or low hours.

1 February – Education, Skills and Employability Providers Workshop 
This is a workshop for education, skills and employability support providers. The workshop will give an opportunity for people to talk about the work and skills issues they feel are important and to suggest ideas for improvements and priorities for action.

Further details of these events will be available on a dedicated website:

Pam Smith, Chief Executive, Stockport MBC said: 

“Stockport is a great place to live, work and learn. We have a wealth of talent and we know that the people and businesses in Stockport are doing relatively well. However, we also know that this is not the case for everyone and we want to work together with partners and stakeholders to change things for the better, and to enable all of our residents to be part of, and benefit from, a successful and thriving local economy.

“The Commission is a great opportunity to have your say. Please get involved in helping us to identify and understand the priority work, skills and local economic issues that will affect Stockport, and help us to shape our future success. Your support for this vital work is much appreciated.”

 

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