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Education and Skills

GOYH works with a range of partners across the region to support the achievement of Department for Education and Skills targets relating to educational achievement and to deliver commitments in the Skills Strategy '21st Century Skills - Delivering Our Potential' and the reforms set out in the White Paper published in March 2005 'Skills: Getting on in business, getting on at work'.

Government Offices have an important role in helping the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) deliver its education strategy for the next five years and beyond. It focuses on giving children an excellent start in education, enabling young people to equip themselves with life and work skills, and encouraging adults to achieve their full potential through learning. More information on the national picture

Our priorities are to:

  •  Support effective delivery of the learning and skills aspects of the Government's regeneration and renewal work.
  •  Drive forward 14-19 reform promoting links with employers and workforce development.
  •  Support the development of the Regional Skills Partnership.
  •  Contribute to improved adult skills particularly in respect of language, literacy and numeracy skills.
  •  Promote and improve understanding of the links between skills and productivity and social inclusion.

Our key partners are:

  •  Further Education Institutions
  •   Higher Education Institutions
  •  JobCentre Plus
  •  Learning Communities
  •  Learning & Skills Council
  •  Local Authorities
  •  Local Strategic Partnerships and Learning Partnerships
  •  Regional Skills Partnership
  •  Schools
  •  Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency

See also on our website

14-19 Education
Education and Skills: the National Picture
Further Education

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Children & Learners Directorate
Government Office for Yorkshire & The Humber
8 City Walk
LS11 9AT

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