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“They absolutely must have a Degree! Today we just want the Skills.”

This shift in perspective, echoed by many employers, reflects a significant evolution in the hiring landscape and an opportunity for educational providers. I remember well working in recruitment and receiving the brief from our global clients where many made it 100% mandatory that qualified candidates must have the minimum of a degree and in some cases they specified the result level. (more…)

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The Chief Skills Officer: Transforming Industries, Education, and Governments for a Future-Ready World

In the ever-evolving landscape of industry, education, and governance, WE PREDICT a visionary leader is poised to emerge as pivotal role namely the Chief Skills Officer (CSO). As we navigate the complexities of a rapidly changing world, characterised by technological disruption, economic uncertainty, and shifting skill requirements, the role of the CSO becomes increasingly pivotal. (more…)

At the heart of human endeavour lies the quest for mastery – the acquisition and refinement of skills that enable us to navigate the complexities of life and achieve our aspirations. Skills are more than just tools; they are manifestations of our innate potential, the building blocks of success, and the currency of progress in a rapidly evolving world. (more…)

In this edition, we delve into the staggering costs incurred by nations due to the mismatch between available skills and the demands of the job market. We are also going to explore innovative solutions for Education providers, including the implementation of Skills Passport, Skills 1st inclusive Matching, and Geo Skills Mapping, aimed at bridging this divide and fostering economic growth. (more…)

Introduction

The OECD (2021) recognised that the right to access lifelong learning opportunities should be available to all citizens, yet adults often experience several barriers that limit their participation in training. In particular, the lack of time to undertake training because of work and family responsibilities is by far the main reason for non-participation.  The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also one of the current challenges experienced in the lifelong learning field (Aontas). (more…)

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, where learning is not just a means to acquire knowledge but a journey to develop comprehensive skills, the conventional methods of content recommendation, delivery and authentication are undergoing a significant transformation. The Skills Passport has emerged as a game-changer, revolutionising how educational providers deliver content and how learners authenticate their skills. (more…)

Welcome back to 2024, we hope this New Year brings peace, positivity and potential for your role and the impact you will make in the year ahead. For our team we want to continue working towards bridging the Skills Gap and doubling down on inclusivity so no one is left behind while activating the Skills Passport for as many of our partners as possible. This is how we can make a positive difference and impact individual lives. (more…)