CBI Chief UK Policy Director, Matthew Fell, gave evidence to the Parliamentary Education Select Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, alongside the TUC. This followed the consultation submission the CBI made in August 2018.
The inquiry is looking at how best to prepare young people to take advantage of future opportunities through the school curriculum, the role of lifelong learning and how people can realise the opportunities as technology continues to develop.
- Nearly 80% of employers expected to need more staff with high skills in the years ahead.
- The importance of equipping school leavers with the right skills – not just exam results – to succeed in the workplace. Possessing the right behaviours and aptitudes are crucial in young people’s ability to adapt to life after formal education.
- Those in work already will need more support, meaning upskilling and continued personal development will need to part of business training strategies.
- Automation and a