Raising skill levels in Yorkshire & Humber

Together with our partners from the private, public and voluntary/community sectors across the region, Yorkshire Forward delivers a number of local, sub-regional and regional skills initiatives to meet the challenges we face. We’re working on creating a culture in which learning and skills are highly valued by individuals and businesses; improving educational attainment and vocational skills within the labour market; and increasing the flexibility of the region's workforce.

We focus particularly on improving basic literacy, numeracy, ICT and language skills among adults; skills in demand in our priority-sectors; language skills; and skills in science, engineering, technology and maths.

The West Yorkshire Skills Programme

The West Yorkshire Skills Programme

We’re investing over £14m to help people in West Yorkshire develop the skills they need to be in employment, so that employers in the area can access the skills they need to build sustainable businesses. More

Increasing science, technology, engineering and maths skills among young people

Increasing science, technology, engineering and maths skills among young people

We’re investing £9.5m to ensure that our region’s economy can draw on sufficient levels of skills in science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM) for future growth. Find out how we’re investing this sum. More

People's stories

People's stories

Find out about some of the real people in Yorkshire & Humber who have been helped through our work on increasing skill levels across the region. More

Our policy on skills
Our Skills policy programme increases opportunities for individuals, businesses and the economy. GO!
Skills mean success
Greater skill levels in your business will make you more innovative, more competitive and more successful. GO!
The labour market & skills
Find out what’s going on in the region’s job market, including where there are losses & gains. GO!
Training for rural businesses
If you’re in the agricultural, horticultural or forestry sector, your business could access funded training. GO!