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Skills & the Changing Structures of Work: Report Launch

Skills & the Changing Structures of Work: Report Launch

17th November 2014
This latest report is the culmination of six months of research analysing the skills system through the lens of work, looking at the ways in which the labour market is changing, and the emerging rhythms and patterns of the workplace.  Leading labour market economists, think tanks, trade unions, representatives of freelance and self-employed professionals, SMEs, large employers, and training providers and colleges have all contributed towards the Skills Commission's assessment of the extent to which the skills system is keeping up with these important social and economic changes.  Whilst the Skills Commission welcomes the recent emphasis on ‘employer ownership’ in the skills system, it urges the Government to take into account broader workplace, industrial and sectoral changes, alongside helping to ensure that companies fill vacancies and tackle shortages. The Commission warns that skills provision will never be truly aligned to industry unless all stakeholders fully embrace and understand the changing structures of work. An interim paper outlining some of the report's provisional findings, including four 'strategic alerts', was published on September 22nd and is available here. The initial response from FE leaders can be seen here in FE Week. For further information email simon.kelleher@policyconnect.org.uk
Location
Parliament