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Have Your Say on Skills

Liverpool City Region’s five Chambers of Commerce are working together to help give businesses across the Region a voice, and strengthen the relationship between employers and training providers through a Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP).

LSIPs place employers at the centre of the skills system, and are uniquely placed to shine a spotlight on the actual skills employers need most in the workplace, but are struggling to find locally.

Over the spring we will be conducting an in-depth consultation programme, giving employers the opportunity to express their skills needs and shape provision.

These valuable insights will form a representative and coherent employer view of the skills most needed to support economic growth and boost productivity in the City Region, enabling local training providers to be more responsive to the needs of employers and ensure they have access to a workforce with skills more aligned to those of the local economy.

Don’t miss your opportunity to influence the future of skills!

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Attend a Focus Group

If you’re as passionate as we are about ensuring businesses in our region have access to the skills and training they really need, then we want to hear from you.

We’d love you to join us at one of our upcoming focus groups.

Join a group by contacting

Can’t make these dates?

Sessions will be taking place across the City Region and businesses from a wide range of industries are encouraged to get involved, contact Conor to find out more here.

What you’ve told us so far


Will my survey responses be confidential?

Yes. We will use information about your business sector, size etc to assist with our data analysis and segmentation, however your personal information will not be shared or used alongside your responses.

Will it benefit the business to participate?

Absolutely, especially if your business struggles to recruit people with the right skills or find the right training for your needs in your local area. The more responses we get from each business sector, the more impactful our research will be.

How will my responses be used?

The insights gathered from this research will be compiled and analysed both on a Borough by Borough basis and as a coherent employer view across the Liverpool City Region.

It will allow us to identify the biggest skills and training gaps in the area and guide post-16 technical education and training providers over the skills and training that are really needed by businesses, so that they can shape their provision to fill these gaps.

How will this benefit the wider community?

Our research will have a strong focus on identifying training that will support local economic growth and boost productivity. By supporting providers to deliver the right training and boost the skills most in demand in the local area, it will also improve employability and progression of those entering the labour market.

Will I be remunerated for my time if I attend a focus group?

Unfortunately not, your contribution is purely voluntary, but we will make a great cuppa and bring out the good biscuits!

How can I find out more about the project?

If you have any further questions please contact who will be happy to help.