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What do we do?

Skills and training is fundamental for a strong, sustainable and inclusive future for our region. The Combined Authority’s Employment and Skills Plan aims to ensure that our region's workforce has the skills and experience to meet the needs of our evolving economy and industries.

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Mayoral Priority Skills Fund

Enable residents to gain qualifications and apprenticeships, or engage vulnerable and economically inactive, or those not in education, employment or training.

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Invest in your employees numeracy skills with fully funded training for those without a Level 2 qualification in maths.

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Skills Bootcamps

Develop the skills of your workforce or help recruit qualified staff with affordable specialist training in a variety of sectors.

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Made Smarter

We're offering businesses wide-ranging support to help introduce the right technology to tackle business challenges.