The UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which recently published its first annual report on the state of UK employment and skills, has set itself three key strategic priorities for the coming year: building a more strategic, agile and demand-led skills system; maximising individual opportunity for skills and sustainable employment; increasing employer ambition, engagement and investment in skills. Success in any one of these let alone all three will be important, partly for a Government which has consistently argued that we should be re-equipping ourselves now with skills for the future, partly for a skills system which is facing major change and reform over the coming year but most importantly of all for employers and individuals who need all the help they can get to see them through the current difficult economic times.
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[2009/27] UKCES Strategic Priorities
UKCES report entitled: Ambition 2020: World Class Skills and Jobs for the UK
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