A Closer Look

UK – Vocational Education – Skills Gap: Economic Recovery Depends on Balance Between Academic and Vocational Ed

“Big companies believe the UK’s economic recovery may depend on improving the balance between academic and vocational education” writes James Taylor in We need more investment in practical skills, say employers on managementtoday.co.uk.

87% of the large firms questioned by education services provider Pearson said the UK economic recovery was at risk without more investment in practical skills. Their argument, it seems, is that there’s too much focus on academic pursuits and not enough on workplace-friendly skills like communication, team-working and IT. And one thing’s for sure: unless the education system meets the needs of end-users, i.e. our leading businesses, the private sector won’t be able to create the jobs and wealth needed to power that recovery” adds Taylor.

“That certainly doesn’t seem to be happening at the moment, if this survey is anything to go by.” thinks Taylor. “Only 16% felt that the UK education system was providing young people with the right mix of academic knowledge and the kind of practical skills they’ll need in the workplace (almost three-quarters think it’s wrong that subjects like IT aren’t part of the core curriculum, for instance).”

Source & details @ :

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Jobs – Offres d’emploi – US & Canada (Eng. & Fr.)

The Most Popular Job Search Tools

Even More Objectives Statements to customize

Cover Letters – Tools, Tips and Free Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office

Follow Job Market Monitor on WordPress.com

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow Job Market Monitor via Twitter

Categories

Archives

%d bloggers like this: