The Strategic Growth Plan (Community Plan) sets out how by working together in collaboration and pooling resources, we can strategically grow and improve social, economic and environmental well-being for all.

To deliver on the Education & Skills Outcomes we have established an Education and Skills Delivery Partnership (EDSP).

The EDSP has the following mandate.

  • It has a strategic role of setting the direction of skills development in the city and district
  • It has an operational role in leading on co-ordinating and implementing the education and skills actions identified in the Strategic Growth Plan.

Membership of the partnership comprises the Action Lead/Delivery Partners responsible for the actions listed under the outcome:

“We are Better Skilled & Educated.”

This includes statutory, public and private sector reps.

Those with an interest in the outcome area are co-opted onto subgroups established for particular issues through the subgroup chair.

The Partnership aims to provide a common focus for co-ordination, oversight and prioritisation of the skills landscape in Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Detailed research has been undertaken to understand what skills sets employers are struggling to find. In response, a number of initiatives are now underway to identify and progress appropriate actions to inform local skills provision and supporting services. Four subgroups led by the business sector have been tasked with taking initiatives forward:

  • Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Sub Group
  • Tourism & Hospitality  Sub Group
  • Creative & Digital Technologies Sub Group
  • UNESCO Learning City Sub Group

Membership

Education & Skills Delivery Partnership

Airporter
AllState
Catalyst Inc.
Department for Communities
Department for the Economy
Derry City & Strabane District Council
DuPont
Education Authority
Foyle Learning Community
Invest NI
Libraries NI
Mourne and Derg Learning Community
North West Regional College
Nuprint Technologies Ltd.
Seagate
Ulster University

Chair: Gavin Killeen – Nuprint Technologies Ltd.

Sub-Group(s) Membership:

Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Subgroup

AE Global
Client Executive
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Dupont
Fleming Agri
GE Spares
Invista
LYIT
Manufacturing NI
MiM
North West Regional College
Nuprint
NWRC
Precision
School Employer Connections
Seagate
TEREX
Total Engineering
Ulster University

Chair: Paul Kirkpatrick – Dupont

Creative and Digital Technologies Subgroup

Aeroblue
AISR
Alchemy
Alllstate
Careers Service
Castlederg High School
Derg Mourne Learning Community
Derry City & Strabane District Council
Fintru
Foyle Learning Community
Foyle Learning Network
Fujitsu / IGNITE
Greg McCann
Invest NI
Kainos
Learning Pool
Lithe IT
Makematic
North West Regional College
Pramerica
School Employer Connections
Seagate
Sentinus
St. Catherine’s PS, Strabane
Ulster University

Chair: Columb Duffy – Allstate

Hospitality & Tourism Subgroup

Airporter
Derry City and Strabane District Council
MGS Consulting
North West Regional College
North West Regional College
Primrose
Tourism NI
Ulster University
Visit Derry

Chair: Jennifer McKeever – Aiporter