Agenda item - City Employment & Skills Plan 2016 - 2020

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Agenda item

City Employment & Skills Plan 2016 - 2020

Report of the Executive Director Families, Children & Learning (copy attached)

 

Decision:

38.1    RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee:

(1)  Noted the final City Employment & Skills Plan and the steps that would be taken to deliver the Strategic Map

(2)  Recommended the Plan to Council for adoption.

Minutes:

38.1    The Committee considered the joint report of the Executive Director Families, Children & Learning and the Executive Director for Economy, Environment & Culture. The report sought approval from the Committee for the City Employment & Skills Plan (2016-2020). The report was introduced by the Head of Skills and Employment (Families, Children and Learning).

 

38.2    Councillor Brown asked that regular updates on the plan be provided to the committee, and was advised they would.

 

38.3    In response to a suggestion from Councillor Miller, the Head of Skills and Employment (Families, Children and Learning) agreed that schools could provide more information about apprenticeships and said that over the coming year there would be a significant amount of work undertaken with secondary schools to promote apprenticeships as an alternative pathway to academic choices.

 

38.4    In response to a question from Councillor Miller regarding those from minority ethnic groups or who were disabled, the Head of Skills and Employment (Families, Children and Learning) said that there has been recent research regarding BME communities and people with disabilities and there would be a focus on supporting those groups and addressing issues which impacted on their ability to obtain employment.

 

38.5   In response to a question from Councillor Page, the Head of Skills and Employment (Families, Children and Learning) confirmed that the Department for Works & Pensions (DWP) were one of the agencies involved with the City Employment and Skills Plan.

 

38.6    RESOLVED:

 

That the Committee:

 

(1)  Noted the final City Employment & Skills Plan and the steps that would be taken to deliver the Strategic Map

 

(2)  Recommended the Plan to Council for adoption.

Supporting documents:

 


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