LSIP – Digital Sector Deep Dive

As you may know as part of our continuing work on the Local Skills improvement Plan and associated Future Skills Sussex Improvement Framework, we’re commencing Deep Dives into our Key Sectors and have recently launched a Digital Sector Deep Dive and we need your help.

As part of the project, we want to gather the view of Digital businesses in Sussex of skills, where they see the skills gaps being in their business, how they train staff and engage with education providers.

If you’re a Digital business or employ people that undertake digital roles it would be great if you could complete this short survey to help us understand more about your business.

Digital Sector Deep Dive Events

We will also be holding two Deep Dive virtual events to allow for a wider discussion, delve a bit deeper and look at where things have worked well and what can be done better.

Digital Business Event – Thursday 9 June – 11.30am – 1.00pm – Book here

Education Provider Event – Friday 10 June – 11.30am – 1.00pm – Book here

 More information on the Digital Sector Deep Dive

The Deep Dive will create a research report and toolkit full of useful and relevant information to support local stakeholders take action, and work towards solving the challenges and priorities for change identified within the Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP), and resultant Future Skills Sussex Improvement Framework (FSSIF)

The Deep Dive report will provide links to existing research, initiatives and good practice that can be used as exemplars for future Sussex projects. We aim to empower existing projects, providing an evidence base and strategic direction to support their growth and development, deepen their impact and meet the need of individuals and businesses in wider geographical areas in Sussex.

We will signpost to the rich amount of local market information, employment and skills data that is available, both publicly online and through partner data sources. Providing examples of other projects that have taken an innovative approach to solving the problems, challenges and priorities for change identified in our own Sussex LSIP.

The report will identify where the businesses or skills providers have begun to solve some of the challenges we face, from training programmes and staff development, to diversity, inclusion or sustainability initiatives.  This will offer a resource to enable education, support agencies and business alike to plan ahead for the future needs of the sector in Sussex.