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New initiative will prepare young people for the jobs of the future in the Bristol Enterprise Zone

Posted on 12 November 2013 · Posted in News

A new commission created by Bristol City Council aims to equip local 14 to 25-year-olds with the skills needed to land the hundreds of jobs to be created in the city’s Enterprise Zone.

The Education and Skills Commission will focus on helping the young people into jobs in the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone by examining the needs of employers in the area. The commission’s final report and recommendations will be available next January.

The Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone has created a new business district in Bristol and is becoming a hub for the city’s fast-growing creative sector. Firms moving into the Zone – which will also feature a proposed revamped Temple Meads station and concert arena – will be given special perks including business rate discounts, super-fast broadband and a simplified planning process.

For more information on the Education and Skills Commission see http://www.bristol.gov.uk/press/new-education-and-skills-commission-break-barriers-employment-young-bristolians.