Skills and Employability Review Issue 6

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In this Issue: Meeting GWP Memebers, A Business Case For Education Reform and Skills Shortage In Marketing & Media Sector.

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  • Issue 5 - Using Careers Advice To Tackle Skills Gaps, 6 Challenges To The Skills & Employability Sector...
  • Issue 4- Tips To Motivate Learners, Research Into Creating An Agile Curriculum & Our Latest Infographic...
  • Issue 3 - LSIS project - Getting People Back Into Work , A New Streamlined Funding System & The Need For Destination Tracking...
  • Issue 2 - Infographic: The UK Labour Market, Guide to FE Learning Technology & Making the Skills System More Responsive to Employer Demand...
  • Issue 1 - The Missing Link Between Education & Employment, INFOGRAPHIC: Skills for Life Survey...

Saudi Arabias First Women Only College

The North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) has secured an international contract to run the first women-only vocational training institute in Saudi Arabia.

Sunaina Mann OBE, Principal at NESCOT commented, “We are passionate about this opportunity as it will provide women across the city of Jeddah with the chance to gain vocational qualifications that will help them secure their rightful place within the Saudi workforce.”

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ILO Warns of the Global Unemployment Challenge

Following the UN agency’s annual labour market report the International Labour Organisation have expressed concern over the rising risks, as unemployment becomes “a major global challenge for years to come".

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Macleod Associates Skills and Employability Review Issue 3

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Issue 3 of our Skills and Employability Review e-newsletter is out now.

This edition includes highlights from LSIS project - Getting People Back Into Work best practice sharing seminar, new infographics and our pick of the latest FE & skills news.

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Previous Issues

  • Issue 2 - Infographic: The UK Labour Market, Guide to FE Learning Technology & Making the Skills System More Responsive to Employer Demand...
  • Issue 1 - The Missing Link Between Education & Employment, INFOGRAPHIC: Skills for Life Survey...

Europe Prioritises IT training

The European Commission has launched the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs to boost employment in the IT sector.

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Unlike most job markets IT jobs are one of the few areas where there are more vacancies than there are people to fill them.

With the support of IT businesses, governments and training providers the Coalition for Digital Jobs aims to tackle the 'it skills gap' by promoting skills and training to improve the attractiveness of IT careers. Organisations who have already pledged their support include eSkills, European Schoolnet and the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies.

I congratulate e-skills UK on creating a coalition of employers
and stakeholders to address the pressing issues of IT skills development:
they have rich experience and are a pathfinder for the aspirations of
the Grand Coalition across Europe.

- Andre Richier, European Commission Directorate General,
Enterprise and Industry


IT workers make up 3% of the total European workforce - with 6.7 million IT  professionals working in Europe in 2011. This area has shown steady and significant growth growing by roughly 4% each year. Despite current levels of unemployment digital jobs are one of the few areas where demand exceeds supply.

Origianlly posted on viaresource.com read the full article Industry Leaders Pledge to Bridge IT Skills Gap >>

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