Local Skills Improvement Plan

The Norfolk and the Suffolk Chambers of Commerce are working with the Department for Education (DfE) to put employers at the heart of the skills agenda by preparing, developing and reviewing the Norfolk and Suffolk Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP.). To do this the chambers has brought together employers, training providers and further education colleges to discuss local skills issues and to work together to identify local skills solutions.

Key Sectors / Cross Cutting Themes:

We need to concentrate on key areas for Norfolk and Suffolk where we can make a significant impact quickly, so we are focusing on the following sectors:

  • Agri-Tech / Food Processing sector

  • Climate Adaptation / Net Zero

We have selected these sectors because they are important to both Norfolk and Suffolk and are sectors with rapidly changing skills needs that are at risk of been overlooked. 

In addition to the sectoral focus, there are cross cutting themes of:

  • Workforce Digital Skills

  • Soft Skills

Latest Updates

November 2023

Suffolk and Norfolk education providers prepare to transform skills training in the region thanks to £4.75m cash boost find out more>>

August 2023

We have listened to our employers, providers, and stakeholders and the project is moving at pace to develop solutions which will collaboratively drive changes in Workforce Development across Norfolk and Suffolk. 

The Norfolk & Suffolk LSIP Report has now been approved by the DfE.  The skills solutions outlined in the report  are reflective of employer needs through a range of projects which will encourage greater collaboration with training providers and further education colleges.   We will  now start to put the plan into action and continue to engage with businesses and offer support and guidance on the current skills provision available. We welcome any new initiatives/provision that are seen to support the future skills support for business growth.

Read the Local Skills Improvement Plan

Approved Norfolk and Suffolk LSIP

Norfolk and Suffolk LSIP – Appendix B

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