Skills and Growth

Cheshire East Council has established an ‘arms length’ company to deliver an enhanced service for skills and economic growth.

Why the company has been established

In order to tackle long-term unemployment, increase productivity of businesses and grow the Cheshire East economy there is a need to take a fresh approach to skills and growth services. Ensuring there is an integrated and effective service meeting the needs of our employers, which is designed to ensure the best employment and skills opportunities are available for all our residents and businesses, and will maximise our strengths for high growth employment opportunities particularly in science, energy, advanced manufacturing, technology, rail and engineering.

What the company will do

The new company will deliver a range of services to ensure we have a highly effective labour market and thriving economy, making Cheshire East the best place to live and work in the country. Focus will be placed on the following  key outcomes:

  • To create employment opportunities for all – providing opportunities for young people to access apprenticeships, training and jobs; supporting people into employment; developing skills, reskilling and upskilling; matching current and future labour market needs
  • To attract and grow business, creating high quality employment – attracting investment; creating and safeguarding jobs; improving business productivity; supporting businesses to  prosper, so growing the economy.

Visit the Skills and Growth Company website to find out more about the company.

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