Skills for Prosperity: Building Sustainable Recovery for All

We’ve proposed a radical new approach to reforming the learning and skills system, making bold new proposals following recent reports confirming the urgent need for a skills-led economic recovery.

  • The 2013 OECD Survey of Adult Skills reported that too many adults ‘have a higher risk of losing their jobs in today’s rapidly changing global labour market’ as a result of basic skills gaps.
  • The 2014 UKCES Employer Skills Survey highlighted how a third of employees – around 10 million people – receive no training whatsoever in the workplace.
  • NIACE’s 2014 Participation Survey shows participation in learning declining with age, employment status and socio-economic class, meaning too many adults do not undertake the learning they and the economy need.