Productivity & skills

We will give people the abilities they need to drive regional growth. We are partners in the Career Learning Pilot to help people into training courses. Find out more here.

The plan

The plan

The Regional Skills Plan is a roadmap for equipping local people with the skills they need to support our economic growth. 

The plan will bring together training providers, business and local government to co-ordinate and match skills to new jobs with a focus on construction, automotive, digital, and business and professional services. 

The deal

The deal

Our skills deal with government will boost regional digital and technical skills, job opportunities and productivity so more young people and adults get into work whilst upskilling and retraining local people of all ages.

The government will co-fund the deal alongside employer funding. We will invest £20million.

Productivity & Skills Commission

The Productivity & Skills Commission sought to understand the productivity challenge in the West Midlands, identifying causes and making recommendations to address the issues.