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The Heart of the South West LEP Skills Launchpad team believe that we can improve and support skills and employment throughout Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. We develop policy, make connections with employers and individuals, and lead on the development and implementation of skills and career related activity. We want to help the Heart of the South West grow and support it when it needs it.

What we do

Lead on the delivery of education, employment, skills and learning provision.

  • Careers Advice and Guidance Service
  • Post 16 transition and progression support
  • Adult, community and lifelong learning
  • Support for: Apprenticeships, traineeships and T Level progression
  • Support for: digital skills, adult technical and higher education matters.

Lead on employment related activity

  • Supporting the county’s response to redundancies and inward investment
  • Support for those furthest from the market.

Lead on Skills and Employment for the Heart of the South West LEP

  • Monitoring, managing and influencing funding decisions through the Further Education Sector and the European Social Fund.
  • Develop wider policy related to national skills, employment and learning provision.

Skills priorities in the Heart of the South West LEP

What is a Local Enterprise Partnership?

There are 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships across England. They are business led partnerships between local authorities and local private sector businesses. They play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and job creation, improve infrastructure and raise workforce skills within the local area. LEP boards are led by a business Chair and board members are local leaders of industry (including SMEs), educational institutions and the public sector.

Source www.lepnetwork.net/about-leps/location-map/