Skills East Sussex


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4. Skills East Sussex Sector Task Groups

Sector Skills Task Groups, comprising local employers, members of the Skills East Sussex team, education and employability professionals, and elected Councilors, have been set up to address the skills and employment priorities in each of the following sectors; Construction, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Creative and Digital, Visitor Economy, and Land Based Industries. A Health and Social Care Task Group will start meeting in early 2020.

Each of the Task Groups has objectives related to;

  • Improving careers related learning and labour market information in schools
  • Influencing the further and higher education curriculum so that it meets the changing needs of business
  • Ensuring young people are ready for the world of work
  • Growing apprenticeships and higher level learning
  • Helping the planning and delivery of a Careers Campaign running from 2020 to 2022 promoting skill shortage roles and their career pathways to adults across East Sussex.

Links to Task Groups

We are very keen to receive new members – please contact Sam Rhodes on if you would like to find out more with a view to joining.

  • Please read the latest SES Sector Task Group Update, summer 2019 (opens new window) (Word, 43k) for more information on the work of the SES Sector Task Groups.
  • The strength of the Task Groups is that it enables all stakeholders, particularly employers, to collaborate on the planning of future skills and employment strategies for East Sussex, ensuring that local needs for each sector are being prioritised. The Task Groups are co-ordinated by the Skills East Sussex Team and meet 3–4 times annually.

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