Skilling up Oxfordshire to lead the way in powering up the green economy

15th June 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.
Q: How can we ensure that Oxfordshire has the skills available to power up the Green Economy?

About this event

Following the recommendations from Advanced Oxford’s report on Powering up for the Green Economy, this workshop will discuss how “engineering and software engineering/development skills need to be bolstered across the region”, quotation from page 56 of the report, Summary of recommendations.

Key Points

  • Nearly nine in ten companies (88%) agree or strongly agree that Government’s focus on the green recovery is an opportunity for them.
  • Hiring to meet anticipated demand will see head count rise across innovation-based companies, with all companies projecting growth in the next three years, ranging from 10%-500% growth.
  • Investment (80%), access to skilled employees (50%) and grant funding (50%) are quoted as vital growth enablers.

Overview

Discussions will explore how partnerships between businesses, Oxford’s two universities and other training providers can increase the supply of these skills.

Senior Directors from both universities and training provider Oxford Advanced Skills (OAS) will be in attendance, they will hear from businesses specialising in STEM industries and will gain an insight into what skills needs employers want, to help Oxfordshire lead the Green Economy in the UK.

All representatives will take away key actions points and will address how they can respond to the highlighted skills and business needs.

This event will be held via Microsoft Teams. We will contact you with a joining link nearer the time. Bookings close on Friday 11th June at 13:00.

Background to the Workshop

In November 2020 the Government announced a ten-point Green Industrial Strategy that places building a more sustainable economy at the heart of the business development and environmental agenda.

It signals a clear intention that the UK wants to be a world-leader in an array of clean technologies. This is only the start of a series of initiatives to eradicate the UK’s contribution to climate change by 2050. Oxfordshire is at the forefront of innovation in these industries but faces stiff competition from around the globe from other leading innovation ecosystems.

It is estimated that by 2050, 15,444 jobs in the low-carbon and renewable energy sector will be required in Oxfordshire.

Contacting You

Please note: the information you provide will be used to answer any enquiries you may have and to provide you with information on this event.

All data sent to us is subject to our privacy policy, which is accessible at www.oxfordshirelep.com/privacy-policy.

Details

Date:
15th June 2021
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
Book now

Venue

Online event

Organiser

OxLEP
Phone:
0345 241 1196
Email:
View Organiser Website

Latest news

Emily Gill, Co-founder of Levra

Emily Gill, Co-founder of Levra

Emily is the co-founder of Levra, an immersive virtual reality (VR) coaching solution that improves the interpersonal communication of employees. Learn more

The New Entrepreneurship Hub

The University of Oxford is launching a new (and still unnamed) initiative that will transform the way in which entrepreneurship is ... Learn more

Sanoma Jean, Founder of Aya Therapy

Sanoma Jean, Founder of Aya Therapy

Sanoma Jean is the founder Aya Therapy an intelligent patient management platform reducing burnout for mental health care practitioners. Learn more

IDEA Peer Mentoring Programme 2023

IDEA Peer Mentoring Programme 2023

The IDEA Peer Mentoring Programme will enable women* entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs, including founders, at various stages ... Learn more

Enterprising Oxford

Tell us a bit about yourself and see information and resources relevant to your needs.

Get in touch

11 + 7 =

Copyright © 2022 Enterprising Oxford | Site by Herd