Skills issues flagged up

Bradford Chamber has contributed to the national call for more work to be done to fix the skills deficit facing the UK.

The British Chambers of Commerce has recently launched a Skills & Employment Manifesto, which includes recommendations for training young adults and to change the education system.  A BCC policy adviser last month attended Chamber Council, then also met with a separate group of education and skills specialists to review the skills document. The meeting included businesses from engineering, construction, finance/pensions, training providers and 3rd sector.

The manifesto has received much national attention from media and policy-makers, ensuring this policy area remains near the top of the list for lobbying and representation.

With President Paul Mackie’s continued drive to ensure business and enterprise is a central focus for secondary school management teams, via the E3 Bradford project, the issues raised by members on employment, training and the labour market will not be side-lined.  Furthermore, BCC’s Budget Submission this year will lead on skills, education and young people.

Read more about the BCC Skills & Employment Manifesto here.

Written on 18th February 2014Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News