Our focus on specific sectors that have high growth potential will ensure we maximise the benefit to our regional economy. The creation of super clusters will help us to address our STEM skills gap and benefits businesses across the region ensuring that we realise the high value jobs and lifetime skills provision that will benefit our whole community.

An Employment and Skills Strategy will underpin all activities, ensuring that partners can accelerate higher value employment and training opportunities whilst also enabling new employment and inclusion opportunities, education and career options and wider supply chain innovation activity. Subject to securing additional funding, a marine skills academy will provide specialist facilities capable of delivering the volumes of relevant training required in key disciplines.