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

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A once in a generation opportunity to modernise business support

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New reports on North East economy reveal impact of COVID-19 and EU Exit

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North East businesses helping the ‘COVID generation’ find a pathway to the workplace

Across the North East, partnerships have been formed between people working in sectors from marketing to manufacturing and their local school or college. Michelle Rainbow,…

Helen Golightly OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the North East LEP, explains how and why we are working with government on the ongoing LEP review

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Port of Tyne and Equinor announced as new North East Energy Catalyst partners

The Port of Tyne and Equinor have been announced as partners in the North East Energy Catalyst network. The two companies joined the ground-breaking partnership…

Annual ‘Our Economy’ event to review region’s economic performance through COVID and EU Exit

Online event, Thursday 7 October 2021, 9.30am – 11am An overview of how the North East economy has fared throughout EU Exit and the COVID-19…

Supporting Community Energy in the North East

A new report, commissioned by the North East LEP in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority, Durham County Council and South Tyneside Council,…