Is our education system equipping young people for the labour market of the future?
Uncertainty in the supply of skilled workers from within the EU, longstanding economic challenges including stagnant productivity, and an ageing population, mean it is inevitable that today’s young people will have to have longer, more variable and more productive careers than their predecessors
With these challenges in mind, Educating for our Economic Future offers a comprehensive review of England’s education system, and the opportunities created by recent policy developments. It sets out recommendations from an independent advisory group drawn from industry and education, chaired by leading academic Professor Sir Roy Anderson. These include the need for a comprehensive careers strategy, a broadening of provision in higher education, and further progress in embedding basic literacy, numeracy and digital skills in schools and colleges