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HEART represents our partners in working with the LEP on the Skills Plan and particularly with regard to higher level skills, essential for economic growth and success and subsequently increasing employment.

The LEP is a public-private sector partnership working to support economic growth across a large and varied economic area with vibrant cities and historic towns and comprises the ten local authority areas of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

HEART, being West Yorkshire based, specifically support connections with universities and colleges in the Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield areas.

HEART represent all partners on the Leeds City Region Skills Network which is the interface with the LEP Employment & Skills Panel.

Leeds City Region Skills Network

The LCR Skills Network comprises of representatives from providers of education and training throughout the LEP area, including universities, colleges, private training providers, voluntary and community organisations and the work programme providers.

The Skills Network works with officers of the LEP and with businesses to anticipate and meet the skills needs of business across the region.

Leeds City Region LEP Employment & Skills Panel

The LEP Employment & Skills Panel (ESP) is one of a number of panels, the others being Business, Innovation & Growth; the Green Economy; Transport and Housing, Regeneration & Growth.  Each panel is comprised of representative leaders from business and local authorities and formed around the priorities established by the Local Enterprise Partnership.

The ESP reserves one seat for the Chair of the Leeds City Region Skills Network to offer a conduit between business and training/education providers.

The LEP Board

The LEP Board brings together the public and private sectors, working to a shared vision for economic growth. The LEP’s main aim is to overcome barriers to private sector growth and create more opportunities for businesses to develop and provide jobs.

Business and Investment Portal

The LEP has launched a business and investment web portal to help SMEs develop and grow their business. The portal provides information in one place on a wide range of business support – including international trade, innovation, business funding options, start-ups and skills and training.

For more information visit the business and investment portal.

531 Campaign
Five things to do, three reasons to do them and one outcome is the mantra of the first Leeds City Region business-to-business campaign aimed at employment & skills. To read about what the 531 campaign involves and to sign up visit 531

Higher Level Skills Ambassadors

HEART engages business leaders as Higher Level Skills Ambassadors.  These positions are voluntary and utilise the networks that leaders in the region have to promote the value of working with Universities and Colleges to support higher level skills that drive forward the economy.  If you have experience of benefiting from links with Universities and Colleges and wish to relay this to your supply chain and networks please contact us for an informal discussion.

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