The latest CBI survey on education and skills (July 2016) revealed that businesses are predicting a rise in the demand for high-skilled jobs. There are also growing concerns by employers of a skills shortage amongst the UK workforce the face of a rapidly changing labour market. In response employers are showing an increasing commitment to supporting the improvement of training and education with 4 out of 5 business now involved in school/college partnerships. Some of the key findings also highlight the importance of improving career education and work-based learning experiences for young people, then main propose and intention of the new Career Education and Work Placements Standards now available for all practitioners in Scotland.
For more information access the CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2016 here