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The Skills Advisory Group (SAG) is a working group of SELEP. It provides a strategic, joined up, holistic LEP view on skills issues and where possible delivers solutions which may include funding opportunities, new projects and inputs to government such as apprenticeship reforms and area reviews. The Skills advisory group meets on a bi-monthly basis.

Our vision for skills in the South East is to help deliver a flourishing and inclusive economy across the biggest LEP in the country by equipping employers, adults and young people with the skills, conditions and aptitudes required for significant growth today and tomorrow.

The SELEP Skills Strategy, 2018 – 2023, was launched in 2018.

Skills Advisory Group (SAG) - Working Group
Skills Advisory Group - Membership
Member Organisation Representing
Graham Razey East Kent College (EKC) Group Skills sector
Louise Aitken (co-ordinator) SELEP SELEP
Caroline Betts Essex County Council • Upper tier Local Authority – Essex • Essex Employment and Skills Board (Essex, Southend and Thurrock)
Caroline Bragg East Sussex County Council • Upper tier local authority – East Sussex • Skills East Sussex
Allan Baillie Kent County Council • Upper tier local authority – Kent • Kent and Medway Skills Commission
Sarah Nurden Kent County Council Kent and Medway Economic Partnership (KMEP)
Chris Burr Southend Council Upper tier local authority – Southend
Michele Lucas / Jaki Bradley Thurrock Council • Upper tier local authority – Thurrock • Adult community learning
Daniel Ratcliffe Medway Council Upper tier local authority - Medway
Paul Mitchell / Vanessa Potter Sussex Council of Training Providers Sussex providers
Carol Anson-Higgs Essex Council of Training Providers Essex providers
Michael Ratcliffe Kent Association of Training Organisations Kent providers
Angela O’Donoghue South Essex College Essex, Southend & Thurrock Colleges
Simon Cook Mid Kent College Kent & Medway Colleges
Clive Cooke East Sussex College East Sussex Colleges
Tony Inglis University of Kent Higher education
Viki Faulkner University of Brighton Higher education
Tristan Easy Community 360 Voluntary & community sector
Debbie Leach HM Prison Service Training for prisons / offenders
Skills Advisory Group - Membership