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HE institutions highlighted as key strength in first 'Buckinghamshire local skills report'

'Collaborative culture' of Bucks' HE institutions highlighted as key strength in first 'Buckinghamshire local skills report'

A new report by Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Bucks LEP) and Buckinghamshire Skills Hub recognises a strong collaborative culture between the county’s education institutions and employers.

The first Buckinghamshire Local Skills Report aims to provide an analysis of Buckinghamshire’s skills and employment needs and identifies the priorities for public investment and setting out an action plan for skills development with the county.

Findings highlighted the strong collaborative culture between education providers, and between employers and educators, and stated that Buckinghamshire benefits from further and higher education institutions with a strong history of business engagement, and a focus on applied learning and employability.

The Report is supported by Professor Gavin Brooks, Chair of the Buckinghamshire Skills Advisory Panel.

Professor Brooks, who also holds the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost of Buckinghamshire New University, stated, “I hope the Report will be used by all organisations involved with the local skills agenda to help inform their decision making.”

The Report is set to become an annual publication, with Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership hoping it will become “the ‘go-to’ document for everything skills-related within Buckinghamshire, bringing together evidence, strategy, information on current and planned initiatives and examples of best practice.”

To read the full Buckinghamshire Local Skills Report, please visit: