Alongside the Oxfordshire Skills Board, we recognise it is people who are our county's most-valuable resource.
To support our dynamic growth ambition, we require a skills infrastructure that is fully-aware of - and responsive to - the skills agenda within Oxfordshire.
To ensure our economy works, we must focus on engaging and upskilling those furthest from employment, providing support to overcome barriers.
Getting an improved balance between government-funded provision and the needs of our employers is key to continued economic success.
Our refreshed Skills Strategy builds on the recent priorities of the Oxfordshire Skills Board who have developed a more collaborative and co-ordinated approach to strategic skills development.
This includes working with schools and colleges to more closely-align careers information, offer advice and guidance to economic need, driving growth in apprenticeships and working with local training providers to increase provision in sectors our employers demand.