Case study from EMSI’s recent User Group.
Using Analyst to Support Our LEP
By Andrew Davison, Transitional Marketing Manager
The Sheffield College was invited by our Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to participate in a Skills Workstream project, with a focus on leisure and tourism. The goal of the consultation was to demonstrate robust evidence of the business demand for skills in the City Region, expressed in a way that enabled providers and stakeholders to assess whether and how training provision should be changed.
- We used Analyst to generate a set of reports that met this brief, and were able to identify employment growth over a five year period, using pre-programmed SIC codes. We were also able to depict the data through top 10 jobs, occupancy levels, job openings and “churn”.
- Analyst also helped us identify skills levels, and the skills that are required for the occupation roles predicted to grow over the next five years. This led us to carry out a programme review, linking these findings to our current course offer and mapping whether our provision exceeds or falls short of predicted demand.
- Finally, we demonstrated mismatches between growth/decline in occupations and training provision.
The conclusions of this work were taken forward by our Assistant Principal to the LEP and have formed a springboard for additional engagement. As a result of this project, we are in the process of identifying funding streams to support predicted short fall in our provision. Other curriculum areas within College have now been engaged with by the LEP to complete a skills analysis for their area.
Analyst has helped us raise the profile of the College to a wider audience and enabled us to complete a detailed five year plan for a specific area of our provision.
If you are interested in learning more about how Analyst can help you, please contact Andy Durman.
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