Issue - decisions

Skills Plan

15/12/2022 - Economic Development Strategy – Skills Plan

RESOLVED that: -

That BCP Skills Plan which is part of the Economic Development Strategy (EDS) be approved

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration



The plan is part of the Economic Development Strategy to help deliver the council’s strategic aims and objectives, with a focus on meeting skills need to drive productivity; attracting talent through a work and place centric delivery; retaining skilled workers through smarter collaborations; and encouraging a more aspirational community with learning for life opportunities.

The emphasis of this work identifies Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole’s skills and productivity challenges and defines a programme of key priorities and actions to address. The plan aligns with other related strategies and plans including - The Big Plan, the BCP Council Corporate Strategy, the Dorset Local Industrial Strategy, (as well as the recently agreed BCP Council Economic Development Strategy 2022-26) and the Dorset Local Skills Report.

This plan also supports the local delivery of the Levelling up agenda (including the UK Shared Prosperity Fund - UKSPF), the new Skills Bill and the Local Skills Improvement Plan.