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Skills in focus at G12 member forum at University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool’s Foresight Centre was the venue for a focus group on skills, the latest ‘member forum’ organised by FSB and other business organisations part of the Liverpool City Region ‘G12’ group.

The forum featured a range of business owners, joined by other local leaders, who gathered to help shape the Liverpool City Region Skills Strategy and inform the work of the Skills Commission, established recently by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

The forum was framed by the Skills Commission’s key lines of enquiry, ‘Skills Support for Inward Investment and Expansion,’ ‘Productivity - Impact Of The Current Workforce,’ ‘Pre-Employment Skills’ and ‘Informing and Enabling Choice.’

From bridging the gap between the education system and the world of work to forging leadership and management capabilities, the focus group and its eventual report will allow the local business community in Liverpool City Region to identify and outline the policies and practical measures that would boost productivity, enhance the lives of our people and grow the economy by addressing skills issues head on.

In addition to sitting on the Liverpool City Region Skills Commission, FSB is a member of the local Apprenticeship Hub – Employer Strand and has fed in to the Skills Strategy consultation events.