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  • How employers engage with Higher Technical Education to build better workforce skills

    According to Deloitte, only 20% of companies are confident in their [workforce] skills for the future, which means there is a significant skills gap in terms of the talent pipeline, a statement often backed up by recruiters.  

    And for those in work today, 90% are expected to require significantly different skill sets by 2030 (McKinsey & Co); it is vital that investment is made into the future of our workforce. 

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  • The future: a jenga game of skills?

    What could be truer in today’s society? Adaptability, flexibility, value; it’s what all learners are asking for. This is backed up by the Pearson 2020 Global Learner Survey, in which 73% of participants globally agree that the notion of working for one employer for your entire career is old fashioned.

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  • Making the most of Higher Technical Education – reforming for the future

    Higher technical education (HTE) at Levels 4 and 5 (equivalent to the first two years of an UK honours degree) already plays a vital role in supplying the UK’s labour market with a highly skilled workforce, but it is an often an overlooked higher education option.  Despite a decline in numbers since 2000, however, HTE is now looks set for a resurgence. 

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  • Bridging the gap between education and employers

    In what is consistently described as an ‘unprecedented year’, the education sector is witnessing its own rapid change. Ensuring that learning is accessible, relevant, and meets the needs of local markets has always been a challenge, but in 2020 this need has become even greater. 

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