Two useful reports providing information on skills and workforce development
The National Employers Skills Survey 2004 (NESS 2004) was commissioned by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) and the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) to provide definitive, up-to-date information on skills and workforce development issues facing employers in England to serve as a common basis to develop policy and assess the impact of skills initiatives.
Click here for the key findings.
Click here for the main report.
Skills in England 2004 is presented in four volumes.Volume 1 provides key messages and an overview of the research findings in the other three volumes.Volume 2 is the main research report. It contains separate chapters on the demand for and supply of skills as well as mismatches between demand and supply. Finally,Volumes 3 and 4 provide evidence related to industrial sector, and regional and local trends respectively.
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