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Productivity and Skills

We want every resident to reach their potential

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 focused 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.

Announcement of funding - ESF - Find Your Future

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Counciller George Duggins

Portfolio Holder

Counciller George Duggins
Leader of Coventry City Council

Julie Nugent

Lead Officer

Dr Julie Nugent
Executive Director - Economic Delivery, Skills & Communities

What we're doing

Levy Transfer

We have already helped large employers transfer over £21 million of levy funding to smaller businesses in the West Midlands to help employ apprentices.

Mentoring

Through our Mayor’s Mentors scheme, more than 10,000 young people have gained access to a mentor across the region.

Construction

So far we've helped more than 2,000 people over two years, with over 50 per cent moving into employment within weeks of completing the construction course.

Adult Education

Last year we took over a £130 million Adult Education Budget for the region from central government. The funding is used to increase residents skills.
Find out what we're doing in your area

Productivity & Skills programmes

Adult Education Budget

Adult Education Budget

We manage the region's Adult Education Budget.

Apprenticeship Levy Fund

Apprenticeship Levy Fund

We can help with apprentice training costs.

Automotive

Automotive

Ensuring the region’s automotive businesses remain competitive.

Commonwealth Games Jobs and Skills Academy

Commonwealth Games Jobs and Skills Academy

Find out about training schemes that support the Commonwealth Games.

Construction skills

Construction skills

We fund training for construction training schemes in the region.

Digital skills

Digital skills

Our region has the fastest growing digital sector outside of London.

Employment support

Employment support

We host in-person careers fairs and virtual skills events to help residents.

Free Construction Retrofitting Courses

Free Construction Retrofitting Courses

We work with training providers to offer FREE construction courses.

New funding for Level 3 qualifications

New funding for Level 3 qualifications

We support adults to gain Level 3 skills, sought after by employers.

Kickstart

Kickstart

We're proud to be supporting the Kickstart scheme.

Mayor's Mentors

Mayor's Mentors

Established to help give young people the opportunity to flourish.

Sector-based Work Academy Programmes

Sector-based Work Academy Programmes

Opportunities for local unemployed people to learn new skills.

Hospitality

Hospitality

Discover training and career opportunities in hospitality.

Youth Offer

Youth Offer

Advice for young people on careers, apprenticeships, training, and more.

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Addressing the skills gap in health & social care across our region.

Digital Bootcamps

Digital Bootcamps

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