Employment and Skills

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Our Employment and Skills Strategy, which includes an embedded Apprenticeship Strategy has been refreshed and sets out our vision to 2030. 

The ‘Cornwall Careers Offer’ has been published which provides a framework to address some of the key challenges in careers advice and guidance. We have secured additional funding to recruit additional Enterprise Co-ordinators around clusters of schools and focus resources on Special Schools and alternative provision.

The ESF Skills Access Hub is now live and sits alongside the Growth Hub to support businesses with their skills and development needs.

Although previous projects and programmes have supported skills development in C&IoS, access by employers, especially SMEs, has been fragmented. The Skills Access Hub, a key part of the Employment and Skills section within the Devolution Deal.

In order to implement an effective skills support infrastructure within Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (CIoS), the Skills Access Hub aims to deliver related activities under a single, coordinated, strategic framework and has identified the development of a bespoke local Skills Access Hub as a central pillar of its Employer Led Programme.

The Skills Access Hub will ensure a clear path for employers in CIoS to help them access support through the provision of:

  • Brokerage service providing information and direct support to employers on how to access skills, and qualification support / provision
  • Provision and promotion of a focus for employer skills contact and support
  • Support to access existing business sector groupings
  • Support to develop/participate in other relevant business collaborations
  • Provide support to develop specific research either through this project or to influence other research that is being carried out to include a skills element
  • Assistance with the identification of skills need and routes to the development of qualifications