Getting Skills Right: United Kingdom

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This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in the United Kingdom. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment between skills acquisition and labour market needs; education and training policies targeting skills development and investment for individuals and employers; job creation policies to develop skills through on-the-job learning; and policies facilitating the entry of migrants with skills that are in demand. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat.


Skills assessment and anticipation system in the United Kingdom

In order to design policies that effectively tackle existing or anticipated skills imbalances, countries must thoroughly analyse their demand for and supply of skills. The findings from these skills assessment and anticipation (SAA) exercises can feed into a range of policies, including education and training, employment and migration policies. This chapter documents the different SAA exercises in place in the United Kingdom, highlighting the various information sources and involved stakeholders.


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