Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The subject of the decision:
This report sought approval in principle for the development of a Construction Skills Village in Hambleton and to work up a project in partnership with a skills provider with the aim of establishing a Skills Village as soon as practical.
Alternative options considered:
The reason for the decision:
Cabinet was satisfied that the development of a Skills Village would support the Council’s priority of Driving Economic Vitality; specifically creating opportunities for young people to develop vital employment skills and contribute to reducing the skills gap in the construction sector.
That Cabinet approves:-
(1) in principle, the development of a Skills Village partnership in the district,
(2) the initial start-up costs of £125k will be funded through the Economic Development Fund; and
(3) that Council procures a partner to deliver the Skills Village.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;
Wards Affected: Northallerton North and Brompton Ward;
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Nicole Patterson, Interim Head of Econonic Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Nicole Patterson
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Date of decision: 10/03/2020
Decided at meeting: 10/03/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 24/03/2020