Employers shape Skills 4 Plymouth strategic plan at the city’s first Skills Summit

Over 90 local employers representing all industries, attended today’s inaugural event which launched the consultation of the new Skills 4 Plymouth 5 year strategic plan.


The event was hosted by Plymouth City Council’s Skills and Post 16 Team on behalf of the Plymouth Employment and Skills Board at City College Plymouth.

Cllr Dave Downie, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills, Children and Young People said: “Today’s Summit has been a huge success – we are committed that Plymouth’s new skills strategy will be demand-led and demand informed, and with the high level of energy and engagement of our local employers today this will certainly help ensure that we can reduce the skills gaps and skills shortages by working together.”


Paul Turner, HR Director of Princess Yachts said: “I am delighted to be the new Chair of Plymouth’s Employment and Skills Board. Today we have hosted the city’s first skills summit which has been very well attended representing a diverse range of sectors. We have enjoyed lots of positive feedback and brilliant ideas to help inform the action plan in shaping the new Skills 4 Plymouth 5 year strategic plan.”


The previous Chair of the Plymouth Employment and Skills Board, Steve Cardew was thanked for his leadership role over the past 6 years.


The new Skills 4 Plymouth strategic plan is now under wider consultation with key stakeholders and partners and will be officially launched in early 2022.