Ambition Southend

Ambition Southend – Have you say towards a Skills and Labour Market Strategy for Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is consulting on Ambition Southend, a Skills and Labour Market Strategy for Southend-on-Sea. The consultation paper is the product of a project to develop a Skills Strategy for the borough. Its aim is to enable an efficient, effective labour market with clear, accessible career pathways for residents, which is able to respond to emerging economic risks and opportunities. The paper seeks to analyse and draw together key findings from the research to identify key priorities to improve the local skills system. The paper has been informed by findings from an evidence review and series of initial consultation meetings. 

The consultation paper provides some initial analysis, conclusions, proposals and questions for your consideration and feedback. This feedback focuses on:

  •   Strengths of the borough in relation to skills and the workforce
  •   Weakness of the borough in relation to skills and the workforce
  •   Challenges within the skills and labour market arena
  •   Opportunities within the skills and labour market arena
  •   Desired outcomes from an effective skills and labour system and market
  •   Focus areas of a skills and labour market strategy and subsequent action plan
    •    Leadership
    •    Life transitions
    •    Agility of provision
    •    Skills charter and virtual academy for skills and employment
    •    Utilisation of existing assets and networks

We are seeking your written response to the questions included in the paper by Friday, 22nd December, 2017. These should be emailed to: economicd@southend.gov.uk

Public drop-in sessions are being held on the following dates:

  • 13th November 9.15-10.45am – Room 6, Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP
  • 15th November 4.30-7pm – The Foyer, The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1NS
  • 16th November 1.30-3.30pm – Friars Centre’s Centre, Constable Way, Shoeburyness, SS3 9XX

For paper copies of the document and questionnaire please email bettersouthend@southend.gov.uk or call us on 01702 215408 quoting Skills consultation.

Page last updated: 27/10/2017