It is clear from the evidence that there are still significant workforce issues in England and this report highlights the sectors experiencing recruitment difficulties, skills gaps and diversity issues.
The single Sector Skills Council is now uniquely placed to deliver, for the first time, a whole and combined sector approach to Passenger Transport, Travel & Tourism, closely aligned to hospitality and leisure.
The fund is designed to drive employer led action that leads to increased ambition and stimulates employer investment in skills. The fund is moving Sector Skills Councils away from grant funding to a fully contestable funding model where investment is made in those proposals that are able to demonstrate the strongest potential for impact in terms of enterprise, jobs and growth.
WorldSkills London are looking for innovative and engaging seminars for the Global Skills Marketplace, an exciting part of the conference.
The Alliance response draws on case studies across the UK and research from individual Sector Skills Councils and identifies barriers to meeting the ambition of a workforce which is technically competent at all levels.
The competition takes place at ExCeL London from 5-8 October 2011. 150,000 expected visitors will see 1,000 competitors from 50 countries/regions competing in 45 skill areas over four exciting days of competition.Visitors can Have a Go at dozens of skills ranging from electronics to plumbing, creative arts and fashion to cabinet making. This is our opportunity to inspire future generations of skilled, high-quality professionals.
Find out how to get involved here - WorldSkills2011
The Alliance welcomes the focus on Apprenticeships and has worked with Governments across the UK to successfully grow the take-up of Apprenticeships in order to create a successful UK economy.