United Kingdom - The failings in the skills system - April 30, 2017

In a report - From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: making the UK’s skills system world class - the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, shows that two decades of under-investment and failed policy on skills has contributed to the country lagging well behind its competitors in Europe and most of the OECD on at least four key measures, including literacy and numeracy, learning and development, and digital skills. The CIPD also notes that the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) that played an important role in providing strategic policy advice to government, based on the input of employers and trade unions was abolished in 2015 without any clear rationale being presented.

English: https://www.cipd.co.uk/about/media/press/170419-uk-skills-crisis

The report: https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/from-inadequate-to-outstanding ...  

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