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Skills priorities made clear

15 October 2010

Following consultation with partners across the South East, SEEDA, working with the Skills Funding Agency, has published the South East Skills Priorities Statement 2011/12 (SESPS). The Statement outlines the skills priorities required to support economic recovery and growth in the challenging times ahead.  The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is using the Statements from each RDA in England to inform emerging skills policy.

The Statement was produced using a combination of quantitative and qualitative information, including input from discussions with a wide range of organisations and business representatives in the South East.

Driven by the South East Skills Working Group (which includes representatives from business, local authorities, further and higher education and funding agencies) the Statement provides an overview of the skills required to support a reviving economy, which has more and better jobs in both existing and new industries and sets out the skills priorities that require attention.

Underpinning the Statement is an Evidence Base that contains detailed data and analysis of both skills and labour market intelligence now readily available in one document.

The Evidence Base gives training organisations easy access to extensive analysis that will inform their business and curriculum planning. It will also aid local authorities and other local partners seeking to identify and support skills and employment initiatives.

For further information contact

Jay Hunt, Head of Employment and Skills SEEDA,, tel 01483 700752 or

Jill Goddard Head of Strategic Skills, Skills Funding Agency

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