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Employer Engagement Opportunities in North Yorkshire

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  1. 1. The Opportunities for level 4 Employer Engagement in North Yorkshire Jerry Allen
  2. 2. Key Drivers <ul><li>The skills agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge based economy </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Identify needs of business & provide an integrated offer </li></ul><ul><li>Improve business competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Learning culture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Regional Situation <ul><li>27% Yorkshire & Humber adults at level 4 </li></ul><ul><li>4.5% behind national average </li></ul><ul><li>31% companies identified management training needs </li></ul><ul><li>14% of businesses have skills gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Sector hotspots – IT/telecommuncations </li></ul><ul><li>Micro picture – higher skills deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Changing economic base </li></ul>
  4. 4. Impact <ul><li>Re-think on the HE product to meet national & regional needs </li></ul><ul><li>New pedagogical processes </li></ul><ul><li>Employer engagement manager is the conduit between business & the university </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implications for The University <ul><li>Work based learning </li></ul><ul><li>New pedagogical models </li></ul><ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><li>Supported learning </li></ul><ul><li>New learning paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Learning shift not a learning drift </li></ul>
  6. 6. Product Opportunities <ul><li>Foundation Degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Create a regional competitive advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Business, Management & Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalise on existing resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leisure and tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT/telecommuncations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enterprise & Innovation </li></ul>
  7. 7. ‘ Developing the skills of the existing workforce is hugely important given than more than 70% of the 2020 workforce is in the workforce today’ Lord Leitch

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