Urgent reform of skills system a priority – survey shows


In a report to mark the launch of Adult Learners’ Week (13 – 19 June), NIACE warns that the Government must transform the employment and skills system to avoid a productivity crisis.  
Raising the Productive Potential of the Economy sets out NIACE’s recommendations, ahead of more detailed proposals for the spending review, on how rapid progress can be made despite further pressures on unprotected Departmental budgets. The calls to action include:
Protected funding for English, maths, Traineeships and ESOL, which should be delivered through the new Citizens’ Curriculum.

Britain’s five million low paid workers should be supported to progress through a new Career Advancement Service.

Halving the disability employment gap through Government funding for new locally-designed pilots for distinct employment programmes for disabled people.

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