Employability and Skills Group

The Employment and Skills Group’s members are drawn from across the Higher York partnership, and include colleagues working in corporate training, business development, careers and employability. The group works together to support the delivery of the following partnership actions:

  • explore the potential for different forms of delivery and qualifications to respond to the needs of students including those within the business community;
  • work with businesses and other organisations and networks to understand their skills and training needs whilst raising awareness of the Higher York employer offer and how to access it;
  • work closely with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to help shape skills and economic strategies and influence how they are delivered;
  • improve our understanding of graduate employment in York;
  • find ways to expand student and graduate internships including extending HE student internships processes to the partner colleges;
  • share information and practice relating to models of developing student employability and entrepreneurship skills e.g. curriculum or enrichment activities; and
  • explore ways in which to enhance the matching of graduates to the actual graduate job market in York and the region.

Forthcoming meetings:

  • 8 February 2016
  • 5 May 2016

If you are interested in joining the Employment and Skills Group, please contact us.