The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is focusing our resources on supporting our business community and stakeholders in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore some strategy development, work streams, projects, events, meetings, and other areas of our core functions may be on pause whilst we support the emergency response and shape recovery plans

The purpose of the Committee is to shape and influence employment and skills support to meet the needs of employers and communities in Greater Lincolnshire.

The Greater Lincolnshire Employment and Skills Committee was formed out of the Lincolnshire & Rutland Employment and Skills Board that was established in 2009 with the aim of boosting economic development through improving skills in the local workforce.   Following the introduction of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP in December 2010 it was agreed that the Employment and Skills Committee would continue to lead on the skills agenda, providing expertise and advice to the LEP where needed. Our Chairman is a LEP Director.

Millions of pounds are invested in learning and skills through national funding and by national agencies. There has been no local control of funding since 2008. The Employment and Skills Committee aims to provide the local ‘knowledge link’ and employer voice, to influence nationally designed schemes.

The committee is made up of 16 volunteers representing employers, the public sector and training organisations. It is employer-led to make sure that our work is driven by the needs of employers and to ensure that future skills provision meets the needs of employers and the local economy. As well as providing input at committee meetings, our volunteer committee members act individually to champion our aspirations and raise awareness of the committee's initiatives amongst other employers and providers.

The full committee meets at least four times per year, and individual committee members are involved in many other initiatives throughout the year. The committee establishes short-life working groups to achieve some of its ambitions, providing a small focus group of interested members to tackle specific topics.

If you are interested in the work of the Employment and Skills Committee please contact the Chair or the LEP Skills Manager, Clare Hughes on greaterlincslep@lincolnshire.gov.uk.