Recent analysis by the Centre suggests that the economy is being held back by a lack of key technical skills, with as many as 43% of vacancies for technical roles categorised as skills shortage vacancies.
As the new Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect, Centre analyst Andy Norman argues that, if armed with the right information, LEPs can ensure apprenticeships drive inclusive growth up and down the country. Writing for the LEP Network, he contends that a key challenge for apprenticeship policy in filling the country’s technical skills shortages is one of […]
To solve the technical skills shortage and energise the industrial strategy, the government must empower prospective students and technical course providers with the data they need to make the right choices
The application of new technologies that reshape production inevitably makes the skills of some workers obsolete. Managing the transition into new work should therefore be a key priority for policymakers