The aim of the Future Ready Skills Commission (FRSC), sponsored by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is to develop a blueprint for an education and skills system that can deliver against local economic priorities, the fulfilment of individual potential and the promotion of inclusive growth.
Together with FRSC, YU organised a roundtable in October to inform the evidence gathering stage of the review. The meeting was hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, Professor Tim Thornton, and attended by senior representatives from each of YU’s twelve member institutions, as well as commissioners and the secretariat from the FRSC.
Since then, the FRSC has published its Interim Report containing ten emerging findings on what should change within the current skills system. The Commission will develop specific recommendations against these emerging findings to outline a new blueprint for the future-ready skills system.
YU has prepared a response to the Commission’s interim report, which can be accessed below. YU will continue to engage with the FRSC until the review is completed in spring 2020.