11.1 Councillor David Noakes, Chair of the Regeneration and Leisure Scrutiny Sub-Committee, presented the report. He said that the sub-committee instigated this report because of concerns about unemployment and particularly about youth unemployment. There were also concerns that large local employers such as the local authority and health authority were not areas of local growth.
11.2 The chair of the sub -committee explained that officers from regeneration gave evidence of the council’s successes in regeneration and that there were jobs in Southwark, however sometimes there was not a good skills match. The report contained some interesting recommendations on this.
11.3 A member suggested that recommendation 4 cover all education providers.
11.4 The chair of the sub-committee outlined the work of the Regeneration and Leisure Scrutiny Sub-Committee throughout the year and tabled a paper.
That the report be agreed with the amendment that recommendation 4 be changed to cover all education providers; including schools, academies and further education providers:
“That the council acts as an enabler regarding the creation of a generic borough-wide careers advice service across school, academies and further education providers in Southwark and encourages the greater involvement of local employers in these educational providers in order to help young people secure jobs and careers when they leave school, including how to set up and run a business.”