East Hampshire District Council, Alton College and Hampshire County Council commissioned a skills and employment study whose purpose was to assess current and future needs and create a skills and employability action plan for the area. It involved:
- drawing together and analysing a wide range of data to provide an accurate baseline audit of the area’s key characteristics. The audit also assessed where the District stands in comparison with County, regional and national data
- a wide ranging consultation programme with relevant organisations to test the baseline audit and examine opportunities for future action
- a workshop for key organisations providing an opportunity for collective discussion of the issues facing the area and the testing of emerging proposals that could be incorporated in the employment and skills action plan
- analysing the findings from the work programme, producing a study report and action plan setting out recommendations for partner organisations.
The study took place between January and May 2010. the final report and supporting information can be downloaded from this direct link to the page on the East Hants website