Education

Skills are critical to the health of the regional economy and the education sector is a high value employer providing skilled employment across the North East.

Ensuring we have a strong skills pipeline into the sectors that are fundamental to the regional economy is critical. This is why we are focused on helping education providers shape their organisations around economic changes, so we are fit for the future.

The North East Skills Advisory Panel was created to bring organisations together around intelligence and data and to consider opportunities to work together on higher skills and discuss the skills supply and demand.

Schools, colleges, universities and training providers are encouraged to use the Strategic Economic Plan and its evidence base to inform their own institutional strategies.

Latest news

North East LEP supports National Innovation Strategy

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the National Innovation Strategy, published today 22 July 2021. The UK Government has developed the Strategy…

ZeroLight – the business revolutionising global car sales

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Osbit gets to grips with global export markets

‘Global North East: Driving growth in North East trade and exports’ is a new report published by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership – in partnership…

New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

A new business support programme aimed at helping manufacturing SMEs in the North East increase digital technology adoption, innovation and skills has launched in the…

Energy Minister visits projects putting North East at the forefront of Net Zero drive

As the North East is poised to become the UK’s first low carbon heat cluster, the government’s Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, Lord…

North East Local Enterprise Partnership reaction to ONS regional labour market statistics

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (North East LEP) Strategy and Policy Director, Richard Baker, has commented on today’s regional labour market statistics, released by…

Energy Innovation Challenge: Jumping Rivers

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In conversation: Funding and investment accelerates new drug development

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UK Life Sciences Vision

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, reacts to the publication of the Government’s UK Life Sciences Vision. “Government’s bold…