The WMCA has today published its interim response in the form of a report to its call for evidence from its Productivity and Skills Commission. The report looks to address the underperformance of the West Midlands region in relation to other parts of the UK.
The Commission was established to invite feedback and inform thinking on what is holding back the region in terms of productivity and skills and what practical action is needed to address this. The Commission received thirty five detailed responses from a wide range of stake holders including the Further Education and Skills Productivity Group (FESPG), The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Construction Industry Training Board. Along with responses from local authorities and the four LEPs that cover the region the feedback will help to inform further work including the Regional Skills Plan.
To read the report visit: www.wmca.org.uk/media/2006/summary-report-on-response-to-call-for-evidence.pdf