Skills and Enterprise Group

Shaping the future through our young people

The Coastal West Sussex Skills and Enterprise Group, is chaired by Shelagh Legrave OBE, Principal of Chichester College and brings together key stakeholders and organisations with an interest in delivering learning and skills, ensuring effective business support and in fostering an enterprising culture

Work programme

Delivering the workplan

Key reports supporting the work plan can be found here:

Enterprise Skills Coordination – 2011, University of Chichester 

Enterprise for All – 2014 – Lord Young 

Enterprise in Education – 2015 Bruce Nairne & Sarah Williams.

STEM – making the case for Investment Simpson Consulting 2018

The National Collaborative Outreach Programme

(NCOP) will launch on 24 January 2017 with the aim of driving a step change in the progression into higher education of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including members of ethnic minority groups and young men. The programme, which is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), will particularly focus on delivering activities which builds upon and boosts outreach in schools and local communities, as well as developing innovative ways to meet specific challenges in areas where participation in higher education tends to be low FIND OUT MORE HERE

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Young Start-up Talent

A community based project which aims to help young people with an entrepreneurial flair for business.  The programme promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and talent development.

The programme is currently  running in Chichester.  To find out more click HERE


Embedding Enterprise into the Curriculum

Working with the Enterprise Adviser Network, the pilot aims to create a network of schools focused on embedding careers and enterprise learning into the curriculum.

Careers Information and Guidance

A key factor in developing the right workforce is up to date and inspiring careers information. Coastal West Sussex helped to produce Pathway which helps to resource young people in making the right career choices.