Education and skills
The future of the education system – primary, secondary, further and higher education alike – is vital to the UK economy and our wider society
Employers recognise education as critical to business competitiveness, the UK's social fabric and the personal fulfilment of individuals. Schools and colleges have an essential role to play in ensuring young people have good skills, including literacy and numeracy, to help them achieve their potential and succeed at work.
Acquiring science, technology, engineering and maths skills is particularly valuable, as these enable young people to thrive in a changing world. Universities and colleges need to focus on producing students who have the skills and knowledge to drive businesses forward and help shape workable solutions for employers and the wider community.
From schooling to apprenticeships, key areas for education and skills
2013 Education and Skills Survey
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