“ From our experience in previous downturns, it was the businesses that did invest in their staff which saw the most dynamic recovery”
Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman of Marks and Spencer plc
What are the Recession Skills? "ICT" (better known as ITQ) TECHNOLOGY "Application of Number" ACCURACY "Communication" COMMUNICATION "Improving Own Learning & Performance" SELF-DEVELOPMENT "Problem Solving" SELF-MANAGEMENT "Working With Others" TEAMWORK
Last year’s DIUS Select Committee are this years Coalition
Report: Re-skilling for recovery: After Leitch, implementing skills and training policies
Conclusion: We are concerned that the conflation of skills and qualifications in the targets may lead Government to assume that a qualifications strategy is an adequate substitute or proxy for an overall skills strategy. This may drive up levels of attainment, improve the UK’s position in international league tables and contribute towards improved economic performance but a real skills and training strategy would focus more on skills utilisation by companies to achieve high performance working practices and so raise productivity.