Tees Valley Combined Authority has been created to drive economic growth and job creation across the region. With a newly elected Mayor and an ambitious Strategic Economic Plan, we are in the best position to take forward a locally-led approach to deliver a step-change in the Tees Valley economy.
With powers and resources devolved to us from central Government, we have an exciting opportunity to deliver the change this area needs.
We are investing in high-quality careers and enterprise education for our young people. Our region has some significant good practice in careers education from which we can build, including pockets of excellence in our schools and further education providers.
However, there needs to be better strategic coordination of careers and enterprise education across the area, building on the work done so far to bring this together. We are overhauling and expanding careers education by creating a Tees Valley Careers and Enterprise Initiative, working with partners from a wide range of education providers, employers, voluntary community and social enterprise organisations to develop a programme that builds upon, and extends, good practice to help young people achieve their very best, and make a successful transition from education into good quality jobs.
By working even closer together we will create an education and skills system that fully meets the needs of our people and businesses, and delivers strong economic growth for the future, establishing Tees Valley as one of the best places in the country to learn and work.
We have produced a new education, employment and skills strategy, “Inspiring Our Future”, which outlines plans to build the skills that are needed for a modern economy and a forward thinking Tees Valley.