09 December 2021
10:00 - 11:00
Research conducted by the CBI before the pandemic found that 90% of the UK’s workforce will need to learn new skills by 2030. COVID-19 has created an even more challenging labour market, putting reskilling high on the political agenda. Furthermore, we are seeing a continued shift towards an increasingly digital and green economy, bringing with it new skills challenges.
Business and government need to increase investment in training to level up opportunity across the country and boost our international competitiveness. The government’s new Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, which aims to match local provision with skills needs on the ground and develop new and more flexible forms of learning, is a positive start. Also, the National Skills Fund offers an ambitious spending commitment. But more is needed.
The aim of this session is to understand how UK businesses and education providers are planning for and building strategies for reskilling in their organisations and local areas.
In this session we would like to explore the following questions with members: