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Stephen Young

Stephen Young

Executive Director of Growth,
Lancashire County Council

  • Placing skills development at the heart of Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub by establishing a Skills and Employment Hub and Skill’s Capital Programme which aim to not only create jobs, but also ensure they are highly skilled and productive
  • Providing bespoke training courses and accredited qualifications to more than 7,500 learners from 2,100 businesses
  • Delivering £26 million of Growth Deal Skills Programme funding across 16 skills facilities throughout the local area to provide tailored skills hubs for different sectors
  • Launching an Engineering Innovation Centre alongside the University of Central Lancashire, pioneering knowledge exchange with local businesses and schools
  • Creating 1,200 new jobs within the region since 2016 and demonstrating that the zone has the potential to create over 55,000 new jobs in the next decade