The next couple of weeks will see A-level and GCSE results days across the UK, where students will collect their exam results and begin to consider their future career prospects and the opportunities that are available to them.
The development of skills opportunities in the county, aligned with Oxfordshire's globally-significant assets, form a key underpinning aspect of the newly created Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy, which will be launching at our Annual Review Event in September.
The ambitious strategy positions Oxfordshire as one of the top-three global innovation ecosystems, highlighting our world-leading science and technology cluster, of which many of the 'jobs of tomorrow' will be created.
The Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy directly responds to the UK Industrial Strategy – launched by the Government in November 2017 – which aims to increase growth and productivity across the country and create more prosperous communities, with skills forming an essential part of this vision.
In our latest vlog, Communications Manager Rob Panting discusses the skills opportunities set out by the Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy and how these work to fulfill a key priority of the vision: 'prioritising local need'.
As mentioned in the video, we will be launching the strategy at our OxLEP Annual Review 2018/19 in September, and whilst this event is fully subscribed, we will be live-streaming the event, so keep an eye on our website and social media for further details over the coming weeks.
To find out more about the role of the skills agenda in Oxfordshire, what we are doing as a Local Enterprise Partnership to support this, and how we can help businesses in Oxfordshire with all of their skills needs, get in touch with the OxLEP Skills team.