What should the next government do to close employer-reported skills gaps in the labour market?

Tuesday 21 May 2024

14:00 - 15:00


You can watch a recording of the webinar below:

NFER has identified four key priorities, based on our rigorous research and insights, that we believe should be addressed in each of the political parties' manifestos in the lead up to the General Election; teacher workforce, skills needed for tomorrow's workforce, education funding and supporting children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As part of this work, we will be holding a number of policy-focused webinars ahead of the general election. This webinar, chaired by Shane Chowen (FE Week),  was the fourth in this series and focused on how the main political parties may look to ensure that systems are in place for young people to be properly equipped with skills needed for the future of work.

The panellists included:

  • Luke Bocock, Research Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
  • Emma Meredith, Director of Skills Policy and Global Engagement, Association of Colleges
  • Laura Hawksworth, Head of Policy and Impact, Careers and Enterprise Company 
  • Naomi Clayton, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute