Warwickshire County Council is investing £2.4 million in this new programme over the next three years to:
- Help businesses recruit more easily to fill skills shortages
- Enable young people to gain skills and attributes employers require
- Create sustainable partnerships between businesses and education providers
The Warwickshire Employability Charter is at the heart of the programme as it provides a framework for business and education collaboration. The council publishes the names of committed organisations on its website and publicises them more widely. Organisations also receive a Charter Mark they can use on their stationery.
In 2015 WCC has awarded more than £320,000 to new business and education partnerships formed to improve the employability skills of young people.
Also, every secondary school and college has been able to apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to develop careers activity and links with business.
This CONNECT site links all of this together.