Current work underway
We are holding a meeting of the working group (late March) to agree next steps and begin shaping up some initiatives.
Upcoming engagements and milestones
A series of deep-dive workshops this month and it would be great to have as many involved in these as possible.
There is no silver bullet – it will take a range of initiatives across a range of areas to change the skills mismatch situation. Hardest will be a changed mindset from employers and others.
Potential funding needs
Using Agile Playbook launch to build more initiatives around supporting suppliers and businesses and building agency capability in areas deemed useful by the sector. Bringing in resource to begin collecting and publishing information held by agencies.
Finding a balance between initiatives that are both achievable and that will make a genuine difference for the sector will be a challenge in this workstream.