The employment and skills system is central to Leeds’ approach. Craig Skinner, Project and Programmes Senior Manager at Leeds City Council, presented to the Inclusive Growth Network on how Leeds is leveraging the employment and skills system to respond to the economic impacts of Covid-19 on communities.
Leeds has a three-tier approach:
- Respond – digitising and pivoting to virtual delivery
- Reset and renew – promoting apprenticeships, refreshing skills strategy, and developing new programmes
- Build resilience – extending employment support, investing in retraining, addressing digital exclusion and improving digital skills
Leeds City Council is one of 14 members of the Inclusive Growth Network.