Julie Nugent - Director of Productivity and Skills
Portfolio Lead Member
Cllr. George Duggins - Leader of Coventry City Council
We are committed to ensuring that every resident has the opportunity to reach their potential by providing people with the skills to obtain good jobs and careers. To do this we are focussed on improving skill levels, developing better connections between residents and training offers, while also increasing employment opportunities.
At the same time, we are working with local and national businesses to ensure that business growth is accelerated through access to a skilled workforce.
What we’re doing
We have already helped local organisations transfer over £5 million of levy funding to smaller businesses to support the employment of apprentices
Through our Mayor’s Mentors scheme over 6,000 young people have gained access to a mentor across the region
Since summer 2018, over 1,400 people have been through Construction Gateway training, with over 600 people having successfully moved into employment after completing the course
Last year we took over a £25 million Adult Education Budget for the region from central government. This funding is being used to to drive up skill levels amongst our communities