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.
Workforce for the Future is a comprehensive support programme to help SMEs plan and develop workforce skills to meet business needs. With our expert partners, SMEs can access support and funding for training, resource and recruitment, upskilling and talent retention.
The Combined Authority's dedicated business support service, the West of England Growth Hub, provides free one-to-one support, access to funding, training and support programmes. We can help you develop your employees' skills and plan for the future.
The West of England has a growing digital sector and an increasing demand for digital skills to drive recovery and growth, close the skills gap and fill vacancies.
We’re supporting over 1,200 learners to improve their digital skills. This will help our residents achieve better earning potential and will support local businesses to gain the digital expertise they need.