Category: Skills

Addressing the skills challenge: Our Skills Assessment findings
Kate Dearden - May 10th, 2021
At Community we believe access to learning is a basic right. Education builds confidence, self-esteem and dignity; it is the key to success in our [...]
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The support to adapt to the future
Anna Mowbray - February 23rd, 2021
At the Commission on Workers and Technology, we’ve spent two years speaking to workers up and down the country, everywhere from an insurance office to [...]
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How my apprenticeship opened up opportunities
Megan Edwards - February 11th, 2021
For National Apprenticeships Week I thought that I would share my own experience of what it was like to be an apprentice, why I applied [...]
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Automation in the workplace: a member story
Community - February 3rd, 2021
We talk to Andy Campbell, Traffic Controller for British Steel about how training and qualifications have made him more confident about moving onto other industries [...]
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Skills and further education White Paper doesn’t go far enough
Community - January 21st, 2021
This morning the government published the ‘Skills for Jobs White Paper’, detailing the planned reforms for post-16 education. Kate Dearden, Head of Research, Policy and [...]
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Skills: fit for the future
Community - November 18th, 2020
As part of Community's campaign around ensuring our members and the wider workforce have the skills they need to succeed in the future, Community's research [...]
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Your skills, your future
Kate Dearden - October 14th, 2020
We know that prior to the pandemic, employers were facing skills shortages and that nationwide we faced a mismatch between the skills workers held and [...]
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Workers at the heart of a revitalised industrial strategy
Kate Dearden - July 8th, 2020
The pandemic has exposed a web of inequalities across our society and economy. These inequalities demonstrate the urgent need for an industrial strategy that puts [...]
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Skills challenges need long-term commitment says new report
Community - June 30th, 2020
The final report from the Industrial Strategy Council’s Skills Insight project, which looks at the UK skills challenges, has called for "A clear overarching vision [...]
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Skills challenge is one we must overcome
Roy Rickhuss - February 10th, 2020
"There are huge responsibilities for all of us to get this right..." Roy Rickhuss wrote for Unions 21 about the skills challenge facing the country. [...]
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