This is a report done by Breaking Barriers Innovations’ Education to Employment team on behalf of Sunderland City Council, aiming to provide a springboard for discussion and with a primary focus on the radical improvement of life chances of 16-19 year olds, particularly those NEET (not in education, employment or training) and from disadvantaged background.
Education to Employment
Realising a Place-Based Approach to Education, Skills & Growth
The national challenges in skills have a strong local impact.
- The UK productivity gap is the widest since 1991 (18% behind G7 average)
- There is a growing sense of a divided Britain â€“ 62 out of 65 social mobility coldspots voted â€˜leaveâ€™ in the 2016 EU referendum.
- There is a misalignment between employers needs and local skills, and the greatest future needs are in deficit areas â€“ higher end technical and specialist skills.
â€˜Breaking the Glass Ceilingâ€™ will examine how to best re-align the skills sector with employer needs using an integrated, place-based approach.
The project will examine three main areas of focus:
- Local capability
- Social mobility
- Reforming the skills system
Education to Employment Programme Manager
Past Education to Employment Reports
Lord Patel of Bradford
Dr Jonathan Bashford
How you can get involved
We are currently in the process of putting together ideas, concepts and ambitions to test and confirm in our first full year of work.Â Our 2017-18 programmes are planned to launch in September.
For more information about this, please contact Tim Philpott.