The NE Skills Engine has been created to provide North East businesses with the skills they need to become more successful and support their growth.
Colleges in the region recognise the need to provide a variety of responsive solutions that not only address the skills shortage across a variety of sectors, but also increases the number of individuals in the area with Level 4 qualifications or above, making them more employable for businesses.
The pace of change in technology means that businesses have found many traditional qualifications fail to adapt quickly enough to their developing needs. By developing courses that are driven by employers, and delivered through the skills and resources of the region’s colleges, we aim to increase productivity and prepare the North East to become a key participant in the Northern Powerhouse.
Initially the project is focusing on 6 key sectors; Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing, Digital, Innovation, Leadership & Management and Subsea.