Decision details

Building a locally responsive skills system - progress update

Decision Maker: Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board, Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Executive Board AGREED to:


(a)        Extend Form the Future’s contract for a further 12 months, from September 2017 to August 2018.


(b)        Set aside £160,000 for the academic year 2017/18 and assume a continuation of funding for a brokerage service in 2018/19 at approximately the same funding level.


(c)        Review the focus and targets for the period 2017/18 and begin contract negotiations along these lines;


(d)        Set aside £35,000 for the period January to December 2017 and assume a continuation of this into 2018 to develop Career Champions in schools.


(e)        Endorse the approach to progressing with the development of Labour Market Information to inform the Information Advice and Guidance for young people, adults, providers, parents and employers and support the work of the Local Skills Service and National Careers Service.


(f)        Begin negotiations with Cambridge Regional College to develop an outcome based activity plan that would support businesses to understand the changes in relation to apprenticeships and the levy and carry out Training Needs Analysis to help businesses to identify their skills needs.


(g)        Endorse a revised approach to how progress was measured towards the 420 apprenticeship starts and gain agreement from the Skills Funding Agency and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to this approach.


(h)        Endorse this approach to recording and monitoring the additional skills related to outcomes in the City Deal.


Publication date: 11/11/2016

Date of decision: 10/11/2016

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2016 - Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board

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