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BUSINESS AS USUAL? Important date for your diary

How can we stimulate growth and rebalance our economy at a time when public funding for adult skills will be declining by 25% and employer investment in skills remains significantly lower than our competitors?

On average training by firms in the UK is less than half compared to France and significantly behind leading economies like Germany and the United States.

As the responsibility for skills shifts to individuals and employers, join LSN’s timely post-Budget debate on creating a new economic model for skills investment. Hear the views from key sector players and receive a copy of LSN’s new policy report ‘Business as Usual? Increasing employer investment in skills’.

Business as Usual? Increasing employer investment in skills:

LSN’s think tank, the Centre for Innovation in Learning has undertaken this research which examines models for employer contribution to skills, with part sponsorship from Pearson and its Centre for Policy and Learning. It sets out how the present voluntary system can be reconfigured during an age of austerity in a way that shifts the responsibility from the state to employers, proposing a new economic model for skills investment England. Evidence has been gathered from national and international research, through debates and surveys at the three main political party conferences in 2010, from semi-structured interviews with Sector Skills Councils and from wider evidence of employer engagement experience across the FE and skills sector. The Government wants a shared responsibility for skills. This paper contributes to that debate and presents our findings, analysis and recommendations.

Be one of the first to receive a copy and join us for a stimulating evening and networking opportunity.

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