We want to help business achieve its growth potential by co-investing with employers in skills solutions that have real impact for jobs and growth. We believe that solutions that are employer-owned are most likely to succeed, unlocking greater value and opportunity for growth. So far we have invested £111m in 124 projects across 36 different employer-led organisations. Our £111m has been matched by £103m of investment by employers. Summaries of all projects can be seen on the portfolio page.
Bringing industries and sectors together to improve the skills and productivity of their workforces is an important and exciting part of our work and one of the UK Commission’s main priorities. To help achieve this goal we are co-investing in employer-led solutions that have the potential to raise skill levels to drive enterprise and economic growth, and to create more and better jobs. To aid us we want to see a high level of support and commitment from employers and we will give priority to those solutions that can clearly demonstrate this.
All of our investment decisions are made by our Commissioners: a group of high-profile leaders from large, small and medium enterprises from the public, private and voluntary sectors. All are committed to investing in the skills of people to drive, enterprise, jobs and growth.
You can find out more about our investments and the projects we co-invest in, in the Investment Portfolio section.
Commencing April 2012, we will produce a regular update on the co-investments we have made. In each edition we will focus on a small number of sectors, setting out the key challenges that sector is facing and provide examples of what we have co-invested in that will help to address these challenges.
View edition 1, April - June 2012 Investment Journal (PDF, 357 Kb)
View edition 2, Winter 2012 Investment Journal (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
We have a growing number of case studies to demonstrate how we have invested, alongside employers, in solutions to tackle the employment and skills challenges employers and individuals are facing.
Flexible higher level skills for the advanced manufacturing sector (PDF, 629 Kb)
Industry approved courses for the creative and digital sector (PDF, 312 Kb)
Innovative training solutions for the care sector (PDF, 687 Kb)
Meeting demand for skilled technicians in the automotive sector (PDF, 228 Kb)
Employers supporting work ready graduates for the IT industry (PDF, 620 Kb)
An Apprenticeship for life sciences and chemical science professionals (PDF, 90 Kb)
Employers leading the development of a new IT curriculum (PDF, 776 Kb)
New service to double apprenticeship numbers in the science industries (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
You can also find out more about our investments and the projects we co-invest in, in the Investment Portfolio section.