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Government’s skills agenda is a case of ‘two steps forward, one step back’

Fewer, bigger changes and a more consistent, long-term approach to the skills policymaking are a step in the right direction – but positive steps to align technical and academic education could be jeopardised by failure to get businesses on side, research published today warns. 

Jordan-based refugee training project and pioneering Indian education programme to benefit from investment

Leader in skills development the City & Guilds Group has announced grants to two charities – The Near East Foundation UK and Manipal Foundation. Both charities work to improve education and employment opportunities amongst marginalised groups, including refugees and those living in poverty.

UK TEENS JOB PROSPECTS AT RISK FROM NATIONWIDE DISPARITY IN ASPIRATION AND CAREERS KNOWLEDGE

City & Guilds is calling for Government to level the playing field for millions of school children across the UK by providing a national careers guidance service which is accessed by every child and incorporates access to employers and local jobs market information.

Irish community charity receives funding from the City & Guilds Group’s £5m Skills Development Fund

An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC), a Dublin based charity, has secured £90,000 of funding from the City & Guilds Group’s £5m Skills Development Fund.

Learners and Tutors Triumph at ‘Skills Oscars’

Learners and tutors from across the World have been honoured for their outstanding achievements in professional and technical education at The Lion Awards, a prestigious ceremony hosted by City & Guilds.

Two charities receive funding through the City & Guilds Group’s Skills Development Fund

Leading global skills development organisation, the City & Guilds Group has announced grants to two charities – The Change Foundation and Global Generation, as part of its £5m Skills Development Fund.

The City & Guilds Group to launch new digital credentialing business, DigitalMe

The City & Guilds Group has today announced the creation of a new digital credentialing services business, DigitalMe. Following the acquisition of both Makewaves and its sister organisation DigitalMe – a not-for-profit organisation – the new business will be known solely as DigitalMe.

The robots are coming – but are British workers ready for them?

 Andrew Neil chairs City & Guilds Group debate on the future world of work

We need great teachers who are also masters of their craft

From beer to handmade hair accessories, the concept of ‘craft’ or ‘craftsmanship’ comes with a number of pre-conceived and often conflicting ideas. It conjures up images of joiners, carpenters and potters - trades that are perhaps more manual and traditional in their nature.

BRITISH EMPLOYEES IN DENIAL ABOUT FUTURE TRENDS SET TO TRANSFORM THE WORKPLACE

92% of British respondents are confident in their own skills and productivity Issues such as artificial intelligence, automation and immigration do not phase employees Only 18% worry that their skills won’t be relevant in ten years’ time 23% do not think there are any threats that could stop their skills being relevant 75% are confident that their job will exist in ten years’ time 55% of respondents feel over-qualified for the job they currently do London, 10th June 2016 – Today, the City & Guilds Group, a leader in global skills development, unveiled the findings of its first Skills Confidence Report – an international study of 8,000 employees in the United Kingdom, United States, South Africa and India. The study measured how confident people feel about their skills and jobs today, and in five and ten years’ time.

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