Committing to skills and training has significant business benefits and none more so than higher level skills investment. We have put together a brief leaflet highlighting just some of the economic and social benefits and this can be viewed HERE.
The 5-3-1 campaign is a business to business campaign aimed at gaining pledges from business across LCR to effectively invest more in skills. Our benefit vs. cost leaflet is used by members of the LEP at conferences and events to stress the value of such investment.
The campaign explains that there are:
5 things a business can do –
- Develop a skilled workforce
- Mentor a budding entrepreneur
- Build links with education
- Offer work placements/internships
- Offer an apprenticeship
3 reasons to do them –
- Better business performance
- More productivity and profits
- Your business is more likely to succeed
1 positive outcome –
- Our economy grows.
HEART are proud to support 5-3-1 and have supported businesses in securing links with universities and colleges and obtaining highly talented students on work placements and internships whilst our individual partners support in development of a skilled workforce and provide mentoring to budding entrepreneurs.