This report looks at what has been achieved against the original vision for Industrial Partnerships (IPs). It focuses on the lessons learned from the activities, the challenges and successes.
The report also includes nine themed case studies produced as a result of interviewing those businesses involved in shaping or participating in the various work streams led by the eight IPs. They illustrate where there was success and in some cases where it was found that the approach didn’t achieve what was expected. Case studies covered different topics including how the different IPs approached: developing business driven apprenticeships, ways of attracting young people into key industries, developing skills and building capacity in the supply chain among other key areas. The report is now on our website and has been circulated to IP Chairs and supporting SSC Chief Executives who have been encouraged to share with their networks.
Although the Employer Ownership of Skills Pilot funding comes to an end this March, the partnerships are all developing plans to continue collaboration so that they can engage, influence and drive the skills needs for their sectors into the future.