A Yorkshire Parliament will be prepared to create new pathways to into jobs and training for such as young people, the underemployed, ex-offenders, and residents living in the poorer parts of the county. At the same time addressing the challenges businesses face due to skill shortages, lack of workforce diversity or inadequate access to new markets.
It is only when we are able to see a brighter light at the end of the tunnel that we are likely to seek out training or retraining, improve on our education or engage in other activities that lead to greater self- confidence and personal growth.
This, in turn, strengthens the economy as a whole, and as a consequence everyone benefits.
An inclusive Yorkshire is not only about creating a fairer Yorkshire, but is also a means to drawing down additional investment as entrepreneurs feel increasingly confidant and attracted to investing in the county’s industries.
The ensuing growth however does not stop there, as small business start- ups, cooperatives and social enterprises become more confident and increasingly given a better chance to succeed.