Productivity & Skills

We will give people the abilities they need to drive regional growth. Read stories from the people already benefiting from the programmes put in place to help bridge the skills gap and reduce unemployment in the West Midlands. 


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Our team are hosting a number of virtual careers events for residents of all ages. The events feature local employers who discuss employment opportunities and the benefits of working within different sectors.


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.

Our Programmes

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