As you will be aware the Employment and Skills Board and the Essex Business Board are coming together to form a new stronger federated board. As such, one of its aims is to develop practical solutions that will create a thriving Essex economy.
Last month we held a business workshop. The event was hosted by Stansted Airport at Down Hall Hotel, the workshop was an opportunity to start discussions on the ways we can help support businesses with the issues they face particularly around skills and recruitment in Essex.
The breakfast workshop included presentations from speakers on a range of topics. This included Stansted who discussed the future of the company and the success of Stansted Airport College which has helped them secure skilled and trained staff. Bosch discussed technology and the future of smart homes, whilst Konica Minolta spoke about the challenges facing their business; the need to embrace technology and the difficulties they face in embedding this change within the organisation. These were followed by presentations by the SELEP and Grant Thornton exploring the Essex economy. All of these presentations are available to download.
The event concluded with table discussions regarding Skills, infrastructure, technology, health and wellbeing and research and development. Some interesting points were raised in these discussions which we are now using to create a strategy and establish some key projects for the board to move forward with.
If you were unable to attend the event, please contact us if you would like further information and register your interest by filling out this form. The 3 main ways to get involved are outlined below.
The Federated Board:
For more information on the Federal Model and the role of the Federated Board Click Here
The ask: To express an interest in being part of the Federated Board. Following an expression of interest, you will be contacted regarding the next steps.
Thematic Working Groups:
The ask: In the first instance we are asking individuals to register an interest in being part of the thematic working groups. As the different groups emerge, individuals who have expressed an interest will be contacted and offered the opportunity to get involved, dependant on their interest in the identified theme.
Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs):
For more information on the Skills Advisory Panels Click Here