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Productivity and Skills

Julie Nugent

Lead Officer

Julie Nugent - Director of Productivity and Skills

Cllr George Duggins B&W

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.

To see what we’re doing in your area click here 

What we’re doing

Levy Transfer

We have already helped local organisations transfer over £5 million of levy funding to smaller businesses to support the employment of apprentices

Mentoring

Through our Mayor’s Mentors scheme over 6,000 young people have gained access to a mentor across the region

Construction

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

Adult Education

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

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