Surrey County Council to launch Surrey Skills Plan at Skills Summit on November 10

A landmark event in Surrey next month will bring together education providers and businesses to boost Surrey’s local economy.

The Surrey Skills Summit at Sandown Racecourse on November 10 will give leading local businesses the opportunity to define the skills they need in the years to come.

Education providers, including colleges and universities, will be on hand to discuss tailoring vocational offerings and training, with a view to developing Surrey’s workforce of the future.

The event will also launch the Surrey Skills Plan, including recommendations and actions to help provide the skills, jobs and opportunities needed for Surrey’s economy to thrive.

The Summit will also include:

  • Expert presentations on the national skills landscape, including developments and their implications for Surrey businesses and training providers.
  • Case studies of Surrey companies that have taken creative approaches to meeting their recruitment, retention and skills needs
  • The chance for businesses to have their voices heard to help build a world-class skills system in Surrey that meets the needs of all businesses and residents.

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Matt Furniss, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Infrastructure and Growth, said: “Surrey has the UK’s second largest GDP after London and for decades has been a natural home for businesses from all over the world.

As the competition for talent becomes tougher and skills shortages grow, it is essential that Surrey becomes more proactive in planning for the future.

“The Skills Plan and events like the Skills Summit are essential to growing a sustainable economy for Surrey. We must come together to create the conditions for businesses to thrive, providing skills, jobs and opportunities for all.


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