UK is 'missing a trick' in education

City & Guilds responds to UKCES 'Growth Through People' report

25 November 2014 / Be the first to comment

The UKCES released a new opinion piece today, 'Growth Through People', about the need for employers and educators to work more closely together.

In response, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group, said:

'This ‘Growth Through People’ report makes me think that we’re missing a trick.

'We have industrial strategies that clearly lay out the UK’s priorities for future growth. We also have labour market information that shows where the skills gaps will be in the future. Why aren’t we using this insight to shape the careers advice and curriculum that’s taught in schools?

'If young people are going to be competitive in the workplace, they have to get the right skills whilst still in the classroom. Employers, educators and Government all have a crucial role to play in making this happen.'

Read the full recommendations from UKCES >

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