Joint action to secure the next generation of workers
A recent meeting between the members of Great Yarmouth Chamber Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Cabinet, it was identified that there was a need for greater interaction between the schools and local businesses to ensure that comprehensive careers advice was available to the young people of Great Yarmouth to help secure a skilled workforce for the future. The group agreed that the first step should be to arrange joint meeting between the six main high schools in Great Yarmouth and local employers to determine the best way to bridge this gap.
Caroline Williams, CEO of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce said “It is vital to the economic growth of Great Yarmouth that the right skilled people are available. It is important that our young people can easily identify the options available to them at an early age and that they understand the fantastic opportunities that are on their doorstep in key sectors from tourism, hospitality and energy to engineering and IT.”