Skills Shortage & Affordable Housing
People are our greatest assets and business has a duty to support and train staff to the highest standards. Government support organisations such as the Small Business Service and the Learning Skills Councils, schools, colleges, universities along with the Chamber Training Centre, have a key role to play in training and education of our workforce.
Aylesbury has been identified with Milton Keynes as a high growth area in Bucks and significant new homes are to be built. The population is set to grow from 60,000 to 120,000 in the next 15 years together with 58,000 additional dwellings and creation of 15,000 homes up to 2021 with an increase in employment of 12,690 up to 2021. To prevent Aylesbury becoming a commuter town for London and Oxford , we need to create new jobs locally for those who will live in Aylesbury Vale. With so many commercial properties currently empty it will be a tall order to create the business environment to attract significant numbers of companies to relocate to the area.
Aylesbury Vale Chamber Council will actively engage all parties concerned with work based skills to promote an acceptable programme of improvements in the standard and availability of suitably qualified people in order to enhance growth sustainability and profitability of local businesses.
The Chamber will:
- Support Learning Partnerships to inform LSC of local needs
- Encourage research and identify specific local skill shortages
- Encourage employers to forecast skill requirements
- Offer as many opportunities for people to network and promote their business by providing informative valued networking events
- Develop stronger links with Aylesbury College