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Devolution presents a fantastic opportunity for Tees Valley.  The Combined Authority will have the ability to align skills funding streams for a more effective and joined-up system that addresses local challenges and seizes opportunities to improve outcomes for our residents and businesses.

Raising skill levels is essential for the future success of our region.  It will help attract new businesses as well as increase the quantity and quality of jobs available.  It will also support local people to access these jobs, help them achieve their full potential and attain social mobility for them and their families.