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Salford Employment and Skills Strategy

Salford Employment and Skills Strategy 2017-2020

The Salford Employment and Skills Strategy was launched by the City Mayor and Councillor Stone, Chair of the Salford Skills and Work Board, at The Landing on 14th June 2017.



The Strategy describes Salford's vision for a world class labour market where all residents have equal access to high quality skills training; sustainable employment with a decent level of pay; and more opportunities for in work progression.  

Salford is a growing city that has undergone a real economic renaissance over recent years and has ambitious plans to become a global city. Significant public and private investment has helped to deliver new jobs and training opportunities, with future growth forecasts indicating that this will continue, with up to 40,000 new jobs anticipated over the next 25 years.  

The strategy presents a major opportunity to improve the chances, opportunities and aspirations of the people of Salford and their economic prosperity. It sets out a collaborative approach to meet future skills and employment needs in the city, linking up new and emerging business sectors with Salford's training and skills offer to make sure our residents are skilled in the relevant areas.  

This Strategy provides a framework for action through which the City Council, public agencies, education providers, employers and voluntary organisations can work together to maximise the benefits of growth for our residents and will also help to achieve the wider priorities of Salford's anti-poverty strategy - 'No One Left Behind : Tackling Poverty in Salford.'  

Implementation and delivery of the strategy will be managed through the Skills and Work Board, underpinned by a performance framework to measure impact.


This page was last updated on 4 August 2017

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