Education Round-Up – Vocational Qualifications Day, Measuring University-Business Cooperation and Impact and LEP Funding

The Impact of Education & Skills on Economic Growth in South West England


In last week’s newsletter I reported on regional labour market intelligence, calls for Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) reforms, the Council Assets Programme and student satisfaction success. This week the headlines are around vocational qualifications, NIACE’s Manifesto, measuring university-business cooperation, the provision of – and quality assurance in – Higher Education and Local Enterprise Partnership funding.

Vocational qualifications were celebrated nationwide, as part of VQ Day. The Institute of Public Policy Research marked the day with a new report, ‘Vocational Qualifications – a route to future success’, which investigates the changing landscape of the workforce, concluding that, by 2022, nine out of ten of the most in-demand occupations of the future will be attained by completing vocational qualifications. Vocational training will be the key to securing hundreds of thousands of jobs for young people in Devon and Cornwall and the South West, the study into the future…

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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