Future of skills development and employer engagement

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Training budgets are set to remain stable despite the sluggish economy, according to new research released by AAT.

The future of skills development and employer engagement: challenges and opportunities report examines employer attitudes towards skills and qualifications.

The report looks at employers’ thoughts on the value of qualifications to their organisation and their staff, and their favoured methods of measuring the benefits of improving staff skills and qualifications.

The report also explores the resources employers commit to qualifications and future trends in demand for specific forms of training, such as virtual learning resources.

AAT decided to commission the report against a backdrop of a wide range of challenges that employers are facing. A difficult economic climate means organisations are concentrating on remaining financially stable in the first instance, as well as focussing on growth.

Government has identified skills development as a driver for getting the economy moving. Significant support has been given in areas such as apprenticeship programmes although recent evidence suggests this may have stalled. With expenditure under scrutiny, received wisdom suggests that training budgets may be facing cuts.

The future of skills development and employer engagement: challenges and opportunities report sets to examine whether this is the case, or are employers looking to improve their employees’ skills?

Download the full Future of skills development and employer engagement report (PDF).

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