University 3

Right skills

People can access skills and education programmes that support a life well-lived and align with sustainable current and future local employment opportunities, enabling individuals and communities to achieve their potential.

Intervention Lead: Guy Lacey (Coleg Gwent)

Intervention Lead: Stephen Tiley (GAVO)

Partnership Team Support: Nicola Dance (NCC)

The Right Skills Board has reviewed its vision and the steps outlined in the well-being plan, with the proposed changes agreed by the PSB in December 2020. For full details read the Right Skills Review Report. The updated steps are shown below:

Step 1: Understand and address the skills needs required for the city’s economic growth, enabling Newport residents to secure decent work now and in the longer term.

Short term (0-5 years)

    • Carry out a skills demand audit (using available LMI).
    • Conduct a survey of key City employers to determine what skills they identify as critical to growth.
    • Research residents’ attitudes to the availability of training.
    • Review Ash Futures work on Skills for the Future.
    • Sector based initiatives – Digital Careers event for schools.

Medium term (5-10 years)

    • Collectively, further, higher and community education adapt delivery models to meet the upskilling need of both the unemployed and those already in work.
    • Give every young person in Newport the opportunity to engage with employers as early as possible and by the age of 15.

Long term (10-25 years)

    • Continue to ensure skills and education help individuals, employers and the city economy reach their potential.

Step 2: Develop actions to address disadvantage and promote wider equality of opportunity for under-represented groups within the workforce

Short term (0-5 years)

    • Develop PSB employer pledge.
    • Develop PSB work experience Programme.
    • Arrange PSB ‘jobs notice board’ to be shared with community groups.
    • Identify lead community groups and survey opinion.
    • Deliver Youth Engagement and Progression Framework.
    • Film Sector Masterclass.

Medium term (5-10 years)

    • Review progress and continue to develop actions to address disadvantage and promote wider equality of opportunity for under-represented groups within the workforce.

Long term (10-25 years)

    • Continue to address disadvantage and promote equality of opportunity.

Step 3: Develop and promote community-based lifelong learning that will benefit long term environmental, cultural and social well-being in the city.

Short term (0-5 years)

    • Task Adult Community Learning (ACL) group to develop an action – consider of digital literacy, carbon literacy, financial capability provision.
    • PSB to promote ACL to employees – devise shared marketing plan.
    • Deliver REACH / Restart programme supporting skills development and community integration.

Medium term (5-10 years)

    • Review progress and continue to develop community-based lifelong learning that will benefit long term environmental, cultural and social well-being.

Long term (10-25 years)

    • Continue to develop skills and education provision in line with the vision for the city.

Performance

The reporting dashboards developed for this intervention can be accessed via the performance reporting page along with the Annual Reports for 2019-20 and 2018-19.

The Annual Report 2019-20 also includes case studies that demonstrate progress made against the well-being objectives during the year. The case studies related to this Intervention can be accessed below:

Promoting the Newport Offer - Eng / Wel

Newport Commitment - Eng / Wel

Reach / Restart Project - Eng / Wel

Youth Engagement & Progression Framework - Eng / Wel

Newport Job Fair - Eng / Wel

Electric Vehicle Charging Points - Eng / Wel

Bee Friendly City - Eng / Wel

The Annual Report 2018-19 also includes a number of case studies that show the positive partnership work undertaken during the first year of the plan. The case study produced for this intervention can be accessed here.

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