What skills will Dorset need in the future?

What skills will Dorset need in the future?

Published by George Sharpe at 3:26pm 20th January 2020.

As the county evolves, what skills will the future workforce need?

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is asking employers to help them identify what Dorset's workforce needs now, and is going to need in the future. 

They've launched a survey alongside Serco, inviting employers to tell them what training will be needed in the near future.

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Lorna Carver Dorset LEP Director said:

"As employers strive to recruit a successful and skilled workforce they need an availability of willing employees with relevant experience, skills and education.

"One way to aim for this sustainable workforce is through government funding.

"It is in the government's interest to fund skills development strategies which include the needs and wants of specific industry sectors.

"We are well placed to listen to local businesses and inform government of the skills needed for the region to survive - and thrive in the future."

The findings from the Dorset 2020 Employer Skills Survey will go towards a long-term Dorset People and Skills Plan to support business growth in the county.

Employers who have completed the survey can opt in to a prize draw to win a free two hour business evaluation and consultancy session with an external business growth expert.

The deadline to complete the survey is 9am on Tuesday 4th February 2020. You can fill it out here.