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News - 10 November 2004
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Workforce skills aren’t our business
A survey by the Department of Education and Skills shows that the vast majority of directors understand that there is a clear link between workforce training and increased profitability but they don’t think it is their problem.
66% of directors of firms with more than 50 employees admitted that they were feeling the effect of skills shortages and 50% said that their businesses suffered as a result but just 25% are involved in the design and delivery of courses to address the problem.
All learning providers are being encouraged by government to be responsive to the needs of industry and commerce but it will be a difficult task unless employers can be engaged and agree to contribute. Working with the Learning Partnership the Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership is holding a series of focus groups to explore the needs of the hospitability, retail and call centre industry, which it will feed into the Local Skills for Productivity Alliance (LSPA). For more details contact Tony Mernagh on 01273 735062.
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