Beyond employer engagement and skills supply: building conditions for partnership working and skills co-production in the English context

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Education providers and employers working together to prepare young people and adults for employment is internationally accepted as a key factor in effective technical and vocational education. In the English context, however, we argue that two related orthodoxies have prevailed - 'employer engagement' and 'skills supply' - in which education providers have striven to gain employer involvement in their programmes and meet their skills needs. The effectiveness of these twin orthodoxies has been limited by the 'New Low Skills Equilibrium' (NLSE) involving a symbiosis of weaknesses on both...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Industry; Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Education industry relationship; Skill needs; Employers; Further education

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2019

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2019

Pages: pp. 36-51

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.764

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