South Yorkshire Skills Bank
The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) is led by Mayor of South Yorkshire, Oliver Coppard, and brings together the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and the private sector through its Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The Mayor, Mayoral Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership have a shared purpose to create a stronger, greener, fairer South Yorkshire. To work together to unlock the potential of South Yorkshire people, businesses, places and ensure they prosper.
The SYMCA’s Strategic Economic Plan provides the blueprint to transform the region, to keep people and businesses moving and to help them grow, delivering a public transport network and attracting investment to create a stronger, greener, fairer South Yorkshire by 2040.
Skills Bank is a key programme to take forward the region’s ambitions and is funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority.
Skills Bank provides employers, who are based and operating in South Yorkshire with access to high-quality training and a financial contribution towards the cost of upskilling its workforce.
Skills Bank operates flexibly to ensure businesses across the region can access financial support with immediate and emerging skills needs. The range of support funded is broad and can include; full qualifications, modules and bespoke training packages. All training identified must support business growth.
Skills Bank is an important mechanism to secure progress towards the overarching policy objectives of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, to keep people and businesses moving and help them grow, attracting investment to create a stronger, greener, fairer South Yorkshire by 2040.
Skills Bank is part of South Yorkshire Growth Hub, a service which exists to help businesses find the best possible support to grow, whether that is investment in skills and training, access to finance options, support with innovation or exporting as well as helping new businesses to get off the ground.