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Framework for Regional
Employment and Skills Action
East of England has 5.4m residents.
£73bn economy. 350,000 businesses.
Workforce of 2.6m. Second highest
GDP per head in England.
In the East of England we believe in
joined up thinking and joined up action.
As it stands the many overlapping
initiatives and strategies on skills and
jobs risk confusing employers and
The FRESA is clearly about a process
designed to facilitate better partnership
working over the years to come.
East of England Development Agency (EEDA)
Learning and Skills Councils
Confederation of British Industry
Government Office for the East of England
SERTUC Learning Services
Small Business Service
Full labour market analysis
Policy review of government agencies
Summary of best practices
East of England Partnership Agreement on Skills
Compilation of views of partnersThe East of England FRESA: The Priorities
Top Priorities – Protocol – Action Plan – Six Month Progress Report
Only by maximising the skills of
our whole labour force can we
ensure that our wealth-creating
businesses can compete successfully in
a global economy and our people have
the economic and social opportunities
for which they aspire.
Against 50% target, current rate is 29%.
Target for 2010 is 39%.
Association of Universities in the East
of England (AUEE) has convened a
Regional Strategy Group, preparing a
business plan to include activity aimed
at raising aspirations and achievements
of students in schools and colleges;
making HE more accessible in the
workplace; extending access to HE
provision in both HE, FE colleges and
Despite the amount of world-class
businesses based in the East of
England and with overall low
unemployment, there are still
pockets of severe unemployment.
eg Great Yarmouth (4.7%
claimants August 2002)
East Midlands Low skill to high skill
London Action planning as
sum of other action
plans. 7 flagship
programmes and 5
North East Increase Demand for
Increase Delivery of
Increase Level 3
level, led by local Learning and Skills
Councils (LSEs). Link
with skill provision.
Emphasis on Workforce
South-East Promote skills,
South-West Workforce development. Raising Standards of Basic Skills
West Midlands Up-skilling
Yorks and Humber Increase demand for
learning and skills.
The Essence of the Open
The National Alliances