Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIP)

Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIP)

Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIP) will be piloted in a group of trailblazer areas in 2021 to March 2022.

They will be led by established employer representative bodies and will help:

• bring employers, colleges and other providers, and local stakeholders together
• set out the key changes needed to make technical skills training more responsive to employers’ skills need
• tailor provision to the challenges and opportunities most relevant to the local area

The South Yorkshire LSIP was approved in August 2021 and is led by Doncaster Chamber of Commerce alongside Sheffield Chamber and Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber.

The scope of our regional LSIP is far reaching, working with SME’s and larger employers to identify skills needs, barriers to accessing training and development and understanding future sector landscapes. Research forms a major part of this project in terms of the barriers and challenges to skills improvement. We are aware there is significant research, data, and expertise available which will benefit and inform this element of the South Yorkshire LSIP.

Our intention for the first phase of the project is to review existing data and information to create a position statement which baselines the range of activity and initiatives which have been acted upon or not delivered; and the reasons for this.

We are asking you to provide your top five recommendations for system change below and that you provide the headline summary so that we can collate the various statements. If you have links which back up your statements, please also provide these.

Following the collation of all the information, we will be in touch to organise our first stakeholder workshop and to discuss wider involvement in the panel.

Please respond by Friday 1st October 2021.

Many thanks in anticipation of your contribution.