Thursday, February 2, 2023

New exercise will realign skills supply and demand throughout Greater Lincolnshire

A Local Skills Improvement Plan has been launched by the Federation of Small Businesses to review and realign skills supply and demand across Greater Lincolnshire & Rutland.

This Department for Education initiative will lead to shifts in the type and level of skills available to local employers. It will also affect change in how some post-16 technical skills and training are delivered.

West Lindsey District Councillor Lesley Rollings said: “This piece of work will help to shift our understanding of the skills we need for the future. It’s a great opportunity for local employers to really engage with the LSIP and to ensure that the skills they need can be met.”

Over the coming months, the project aims to generate thousands of responses to the research calls from employers of every size, sector, and location.

Amanda Bouttell, West Lindsey District Council’s Senior Project & Growth Officer – Employment & Skills, said: “The scope, availability and level of key workforce skills, including work readiness has been a great challenge and frustration for local employers for many years.

“This is a chance to collectively make the right changes, and by participating in these focus groups, employers can help to shape the LSIP for the future.”

Employers in the West Lindsey area can participate in three different ways. Book a place on one of the free employer focus groups at the venues below:

11th January – Gainsborough: Thonock Park 8am to 10.30am. Book at

20th January – Grimsby: Catch UK 10am to 12.30. Book at

Attend an on-line focus group on 15th February 2023. Book at


Images shows: West Lindsey District Councillor Lesley Rollings

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