Skills and Employment
Sheffield City Region has become a leading area for skills and employment policy development and programmes. With 20,000 apprenticeships in the city region, many colleges and training providers delivering training to young people and adults and thousands of employers looking to upskill their workforce the issue of skills is critical to all that we do.
We have a range of projects delivering. Our Skills Bank provides public investment alongside employer investment in workforce training and we run a ‘Grant for Apprenticeships’ (GAP) scheme to encourage SMEs to employ an apprentice. We also run an employment programme called ‘Ambition SCR’ which provides support to young people to help them find and stay in work.
We also invest in the facilities that learners and employers need through our Skills Capital Fund.
In 2018 the city region will take responsibility for the adult skills funding that goes to colleges and training providers.