Firms 'alienated' by 'confusing' skills reforms

Firms 'alienated' by 'confusing' skills reforms

Firms have been “alienated” by the government’s many skills reforms, according to a report from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

The report, In Perfect Harmony, argues that 28 skills reforms in 30 years have failed to deliver on skills needs and have confused learning providers.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Boris
    Wed, 17 Jan 2018 2:09pm GMT
    This is all well and good but it's the providers of those skills who also need to be supported and developed. Working in FE I have seen the demands of these skills amendments and the demands placed on staff to incorporate them into learning provision. All this and yet FE funding is still shrinking at a criminal rate meaning that fewer people are available to deliver more skills, a formula that's doomed to fail. The government needs to provide support to education providers across the board, from primary to HE. Without serious investment the whole system will end up collapsing, a bit like the NHS. You cannot hope to attracts the best if the pay is peanuts, instead you end up watching all the best staff leave for pastures new while the remaining people struggle to hold up an aging, unfunded, broken system.

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