(1) That Cabinet approved the Employment and Skills Strategy 2021 – 2024, along with the ‘Action Plan’ to take forward the Council’s work relating to employment and skills in the District.
(2) That Cabinet agreed to receive a report on NEDDC Digital Skills, including but not limited to, a NEDDC online Jobs fair platform or an equivalent initiative.
(3) That the Director of Growth and Economic Development be authorised to make non-substantive amendments to the strategy documents, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development.
REASONS FOR DECISION - By Adopting the Strategy the Council would demonstrate its commitment to developing local support for employment and skills and in ensuring that businesses and residents could access the wide range of support which is available to them.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED - The option of not adopting a Strategy was considered but rejected, for the reasons specified in the report.
Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers