The new Network of Regional Skills Fora being created as part of the Government’s National Skills Strategy provides an opportunity for employers and the education and training system to work together to meet the emerging skills needs of their regions. More structured engagement on the skills agenda and the work of the Fora will contribute to better outcomes for learners and support enterprise development.
The Fora will provide:
» a single contact point in each region to help employers connect with the range of services and supports available across the education and training system
» more robust labour market information and analysis of employer needs to inform programme development
» greater collaboration and utilisation of resources across the education and training system and enhancement of progression routes for learners
» a structure for employers to become more involved in promoting employment roles and opportunities for career progression in their sectors