Bradford Chamber has contributed to the national call for more work to be done to fix the skills deficit facing the UK.
The British Chambers of Commerce has recently launched a Skills & Employment Manifesto, which includes recommendations for training young adults and to change the education system. A BCC policy adviser last month attended Chamber Council, then also met with a separate group of education and skills specialists to review the skills document. The meeting included businesses from engineering, construction, finance/pensions, training providers and 3rd sector.
The manifesto has received much national attention from media and policy-makers, ensuring this policy area remains near the top of the list for lobbying and representation.
With President Paul Mackie’s continued drive to ensure business and enterprise is a central focus for secondary school management teams, via the E3 Bradford project, the issues raised by members on employment, training and the labour market will not be side-lined. Furthermore, BCC’s Budget Submission this year will lead on skills, education and young people.
Read more about the BCC Skills & Employment Manifesto here.