Residents and businesses across the borough are invited to take part in a series of workshops to discuss the main issues and priorities for work and skills in Stockport.
Led by the newly formed Stockport Work & Skills Commission, these workshops are an opportunity for employers, the current and future workforce, young people, and education and training providers to discuss their concerns and contribute ideas for better opportunities in skills and employment.
The workshops will take place for the following groups:
- Workforce Workshop on Saturday 27th January at 10am at The Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6EL. This is a workshop for anyone who’s seeking work or already in work.
- Business and Employer Workshop on Monday 29th January at 9am at Cheadle House – De Vere, Royal Crescent, Stockport, SK8 3FS.
- Young People Aged 16-24 Workshop on Tuesday 30th January at 12 noon at The Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6EL.
- Education, Skills and Employability Providers Workshop on Thursday 1st February at 9am at Cheadle House – De Vere, Royal Crescent, Stockport, SK8 3FS.
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “We want an open conversation with members of the public and businesses about the issues and priorities involving jobs and skills in Stockport. We also want to hear ideas on how to address these issues, so we can tackle inequalities in skills, employment and income levels across the borough. To have inclusive growth, we need a skilled workforce that fuels productivity across sectors and improves our local economy.”