The ‘Place Pillar’ describes and supports the elements of the Strategy for Growth concerning the spatial framework and infrastructure that underpin our ambitions.
Our proposals towards Improving Physical & Digital Connectivity
Through the development of our Skills for Growth Compact, agreed as part of the City Deal, we will inspire our employers, colleges and schools to build a best-in-class skills service to link pupils and learners with realworld work opportunities. Our efforts
will be focussed upon creating business engagement and support for local schools to ensure employers gain a stake in their potential employee’s future and are supporting the success of all schools across the GBS LEP. Simultaneously, we will work with our local employment base to substantially grow the number of apprenticeships and access to employment schemes offered.
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Our proposals towards Optimising Physical, Cultural and Environmental Assets
To achieve this we will commit to the creation of a new Strategic Alliance of local LEPs to ensure the wider travel to work area is
supported by strong transport governance. Working with Birmingham Airport we will increase route development East and West.
We will develop the means to ensure improved digital connectivity is available for urban and rural locations. We will focus on reducing journey times for employees, and for businesses. Championing HS2 we will ensure a complimentary package of investments ensures the wider LEP geography will be connected to this key development.
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