Latest Employer Priorities 

March 2024

Working together to change the skills landscape

Working together to change the skills landscape

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Latest Skills Priorities from Dorset Local Skills Improvement Plan

The latest employer skills Priorities from Dorset Local Skills Improvement Plan have been published and are available to view here >>  

The Priorities provide an update on the skills which businesses need now, and in the future. They are based on updated employer data, and analysis of the local labour market and skills data, sector specific data, alongside feedback from education and training providers’ and partners’. They summarise employer skills needs (specialist and transferable), jobs in demand, employer delivery preferences, areas for development and training barriers.

They cover the sectors of health and social care,  advanced manufacturing and engineering, construction, digital tech and creative and agriculture, agri-tech and aquaculture, as well cross-cutting themes of net zero, digital, work readiness and leadership and management.

These Priorities inform our partners who are working to develop a post-16 technical education system that will increase Capability, Capacity and Collaboration in the workforce.  By employers and education and training providers working together, we will address the current and future workplace skills requirements and ensure increased productivity in the fast-changing economic landscape in Dorset.

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What is the Dorset LSIP?

The Dorset Local Skills Improvement Plan (Dorset LSIP) is a three-year Dorset-wide review of skills provision against the current and future needs of businesses, funded by Department of Education (DfE). It aims to identify, and provide recommendations on, the skills and training provision which Dorset employers need to grow and develop their businesses now and in the future.

The Dorset LSIP intends to support Dorset businesses to have the right people doing the right jobs with the right skills.  As priorities and technologies change, as do the skills required to adapt to the different demands.  The Plan will work to provide appropriate post-16 technical education to meet the skills needs in business – and those on the near horizon such as Net Zero changes

The delivery of the LSIP is led by Dorset Chamber (appointed as the Employer Representative Body – ERB) who will be working closely with public and private sector partners including Dorset employers, the LEP, the Local Authorities and all the local colleges and private providers.

Partners, Stakeholders & Contributors include: