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

How international students help create a more prosperous North East economy

By Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement & Place at Newcastle University The North East is home to some of the best universities in the world,…

Evaluating the impact of careers-related learning in North East primary schools

Matt Joyce, Regional Lead: North East Ambition at the North East LEP, has been involved in piloting a new approach to careers-related learning in primary…

Project to improve careers guidance in North East primary schools extended after positive impact on pupils

A pilot project to test a new approach to careers guidance in North East primary schools is being extended, after it was shown to have…

North East work on skills development recognised in House of Lords youth unemployment report

As the House of Lords Youth Unemployment Committee publishes its Skills for every young person report, Ellen Thinnesen, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise…

New report shows impact of COVID-19 on Good Work Agenda in the North East

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Durham University Business School have published a new report looking at how COVID-19, and the introduction of widespread…

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic business leaders invited to share views on North East business support

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic business owners in the North East are being invited to a consultation meeting with MP Chi Onwurah to share their…

Energy specialists appointed to accelerate low carbon projects in the North East

Two energy sector specialists have recently joined the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to help accelerate energy projects which will speed up the North…

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

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategy and Policy Director, Richard Baker, has commented on today’s regional labour market statistics, released by the Office for National Statistics…

What does the North East need from the new Secretary of State for Education?

As the new Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, settles in to his role, Michelle Rainbow, Skills Director at the North East Local Enterprise…