Set up in 2013, Slough Aspire is a private-public partnership working to improve skills in Slough and beyond. From raising the aspirations of young people to working with training providers to design skills interventions that meet the needs of local business, we are hub for employment and skills for the region.
In today’s knowledge economy, communities need to invest not only in the supply of skills but also in the demand for skills. Slough is no different. It is one of the most successful economies in the UK with a wealth of major international businesses and innovative SMEs.
WHAT IS SLOUGH ASPIRE?
WHAT SLOUGH NEEDS
Higher-level skills in Slough are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based businesses. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future.
WHAT CAN BE DONE
Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integrating disadvantaged groups into the labour force, and upgrading the skills of existing workers.
WHAT SLOUGH ASPIRE DOES
Slough Aspire offers an exciting opportunity for local businesses to collaborate with public sector partners to ensure the local workforce has the right level of skills to meet the needs of local companies
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED SINCE 2013
WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
We’ve enabled 13,209 young people in and out of education to engage with working professionals and raise their career aspirations
WITH JOB SEEKERS
We’ve created 4,177 interventions for local individuals to improve their employment skills and access to employment opportunities
We’ve supported the creation of 40 new businesses and enabled 1,670 worker learners to upskill and network with their peers
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