Luton’s skills and employability
Our shared vision is that Luton will be a healthy, fair and sustainable town, where everyone can thrive and no-one has to live in poverty.
Luton will have a skilled workforce, creating better opportunities and supporting a vibrant business economy.
This includes developing a culture of aspiration and high achievement that provides the skills for the sustained development of the Luton economy improves the life chances of all residents.
To create a strategy that will encourage employers and individuals to take joint responsibility for up-skilling Luton’s workforce.
Luton 2040: A place to thrive
Following the success of the Luton Investment Framework (LIF) in attracting investment into the town, we recognised the need to ensure that everyone in Luton could benefit from economic growth.
The Inclusive Economy Strategy will help us secure a strong recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as reforming our economy to be more inclusive and sustainable so that everyone in Luton can benefit from economic growth and opportunities in the town.
Captured within the strategy are key employment and skills outcomes for:
- an upskilled workforce
- increased job readiness
- career pathways to meet employer needs
- growth and resilience of key sectors
- continued investment into Luton
- more high value, well-paid jobs
Our employment and skills strategy
Throughout autumn 2021 we shaped the strategy by consulting with:
- Luton anchor organisations
- education and training providers
- community groups
The Luton Employment and Skills Strategy 2022-27 was launched in May 2022.