Local skills & funding updates from around the county
Welcome to this new look edition of the LSIP e-Bulletin
Updating Essex remains our focus, providing the relevant information and progress towards the key objectives described in the LSIP Report for Essex, Southend and Thurrock. Throughout stage 2 we will continue to do the following •    Provide leadership and support to the skills Read More
LSIP Delivery Update – New Employment & Skills Board
The LSIP Board has now evolved into the Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) and met in November 2023, a key milestone of the plan.  Further information about the ESB can be found here and will be updated regularly. The Board reviewed progress to date and explored next steps. The ESB also Read More
Input needed for our Providers Survey
Understanding the entire provision available within the county will ensure we are able to identify where the gaps are so we can plan better and most importantly how best we can support employers to access the provision they require. As a provider delivering learning within the county could you please take the time to respond to the short survey. Many Read More
Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF)
Essex Colleges and Providers successfully secured funds to deliver against the LSIP. £5.55m has been awarded to Essex which will provide new skills training in green skills, digital, creative, and cultural, green construction, health and social care, education, engineering and manufacturing – all areas where skills will be in demand in Essex Read More
LSIP Evidence Base Annex C Update
We have committed to updating the detailed and comprehensive evidence base accompanying the Essex LSIP (Annex C) twice per annum, the first in January 2024, followed by a further update in July 2024. Annex C will be refreshed to reflect changes in Essex since the report was first published. The updated version will be published at the end of January Read More
News, Past Events and National Campaigns
Department of Education event 5th December 2023  Essex LSIP – great work recognised by the Skills Minister  The Department for Education (DfE) hosted an event on 5th December in Westminster to celebrate the publication of all LSIPs nationally, share best practice and to take a forward Read More
ARU Internship Scheme 2024
After years of successful internship programmes, we are very pleased to announce the ARU Internship Scheme 2024.  This initiative is match-funded by ARU giving you the opportunity to get a fresh perspective on the work you do, with innovative views and ideas for specific projects, whilst offering students real world work experience and a chance Read More
Up and Coming Events
Skills for Life – It all starts with Skills   The DfE launched a new Skills for Life campaign “it all starts with skills” on 4 January 2024.  It is aimed at young people, adults and businesses to make the most of their potential.   Whether switching careers, or just starting, “it all starts with skills” Read More
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