Local Skills Improvement Plan

Now live: Click here to read the Greater Manchester Local Skills Improvement Plan

On 5th September 2022, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce began its role as the designated Employer Representative Body (ERB) to lead the development of the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) for Greater Manchester.

The Department for Education introduced LSIPs with the aim of giving employers a stronger voice in shaping local skills provision. The Skills for Jobs White Paper, which was published in January 2021, set out an ambitious employer-led approach aimed at making the provision of Further Education more responsive to local skills needs and ultimately local economic needs.

It is our role, as the lead ERB for Greater Manchester, to work alongside the business community, training providers and a range of key stakeholders to produce and action a plan that sets out the current and future skills needs for Greater Manchester. The plan contains a set of actionable priorities which outline the changes required to help individuals develop their skills, improve their prospects, and provide businesses with the workforce they need to succeed and prosper. 

In developing the plan, we have collected and analysed data and evidence at a local level to provide a very detailed picture of the fast-moving GM labour market to find out whether skills provision matches demand at both the local and GM level. This is the most comprehensive skills data-gathering exercise that has been undertaken across our region.

As part of this work, we have contacted a wide range of groups for their help and support, including:

Chamber members and non-members
Other ERBs within Greater Manchester
Local Authorities and the GM Combined Authority
Local MPs
FE Providers
Skills and FE Provider Representation Groups

For more information about the Greater Manchester LSIP, please contact one of the team via gmlsip@gmchamber.co.uk, or visit our dedicated website for the GM Local Skills Improvement Plan here

Other resources:

Read our announcement press release here.
Listen to our first LSIP podcast here.
Take part in our latest survey
Meet the GM LSIP team.
Visit the GM LSIP website.

Click here to read the Chamber's Conflict of Interest statement.