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    New Project: A Spotlight On...

    The Skills Commission is embarking on a new project, A Spotlight On…, which will examine individuals and groups within the skills training and FE systems.

    The Spotlight project will produce a series of reports to engage policy makers by providing analysis, highlighting concerns and drawing attention to where policy can be improved. Provisional topics include:

    ·         Young people with below average educational attainment

    ·         Older workers looking to retrain

    ·         Needs of small employers

    ·         Apprentices – access and progression

    ·         Women and the skills system

    For more information click here.

  • New Feature

    New Inquiry 2016: LIFES

    Led by Neil Bates, Principal and CE of Procat College, the LIFES inquiry will look at how further education/skills providers can be more innovative in the future
    In the context of a changing labour market and shifting policy landscape, we will seek to find where innovation comes from and how it can be encouraged.
    Click here to find out more. 
  • New Feature

    Skills Commission’s Guide to the Skills System launches to full house in Parliament

    The new ‘Guide to the Skills System’ publication is being launched today to over 140 guests, including more than 30 Parliamentarians, in the House of Lords on Monday 6th July at 12.30.

    The Guide comes from the Skills Commission, an independent group of leading experts and opinion formers from the education and skills sector, with ten years in researching skills and further education to help form crucial policies.

    Read more and download the Guide here.

The Skills Commission is an independent body comprising of leading figures from across the education sector that meets every month in Parliament to discuss important issues in skills, training and further education policy.