Employer's Perspectives on Improving Skills for Employment

Employer's Perspectives on Improving Skills for Employment

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A strong skill base is an important element of a productive and sustainable economy. The Department for Education and Skills spends around Ap6.7 billion on skills training in England, with an additional Ap23.7 billion being spent by employers. Despite this expenditure there are still skill shortages and the UK has low productivity compared to rival economies. This report follows two others on the subject: 'Skills for life: improving adult literacy and numeracy' (ISBN 0102931631); and 'Securing strategic leadership in the learning and skills sector in England' (ISBN 010293689). It is based on direct research with employers on how they want publicly funded training to be improved and whether it represents value for money. It is divided into four sections that look at the need for: clear advice on the best training for staff; training that meets business needs; incentives for employers to do more training; and ways that employers can influences skills training.A preliminary version is available at www.nrdc.org.uk/uploads/documen1s/ doc_849.doc -In indeplh analysis aquot;a#39; the returns taquot; National Vocational Qualifications obtained at level 2, Dearden, Cranahan and Sianesi. Centre lor ihe Economics of Education, December 2004 and Reform to Education: a non- technical summary of CEE work and policy discussion, Barbara Sianesi, Institute for Fiscal Studies andanbsp;...

Title:Employer's Perspectives on Improving Skills for Employment
Author:Great Britain. National Audit Office
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2005-01-01


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