People and skills
We are working with our members to ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of the areas they serve and to support them in attracting, retaining and developing the skills and expertise they need to respond effectively to the complex challenges they face in changing times.
How we work on people and skills
Laura Shoaf, Chief Executive of West Midlands Combined Authority, is the leader Board member for the Urban Transport Group on people and skills. Rebecca Fuller and Saila Acton are the lead members of staff working on people and skills.
Our Organisational Development group within the Professional Network works on people and skills.
Urban Transport Group Leadership Programme
Transport labour market and skills - call for ideas
Urban Transport Group response to the DfT's Call for Ideas and Evidence on Transport labour market and skills.
Transport authorities and universities – how can we work more closely together?
Fostering greater collaboration between transport authorities and academic institutions could deliver benefits for both parties. This briefing note outlines some of the ways in which transport authorities and universities are already collaborating. It is hoped that by presenting different models for collaboration, and the successes that these have delivered, further partnerships can be fostered.