Press release:

CMI Response to Plan for Skills White Paper

Friday 22 January 2021

Ann Francke OBE, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute comments:

The ambition of today’s Further Education (FE) White Paper is a good first step  but it lacks necessary detail. We need dedicated funding beyond Level 3 to deliver the government’s vision, and the systematic embedding of core skills across FE provision if we are to equip our workforce to deliver on the levelling up agenda.

Technical expertise is important, but we can’t overlook the employer demand for communication and management skills being embedded alongside digital, English and maths skills. These multi-functional skills will be a productivity differentiator and ensure that Government investment in areas like Research and Development and infrastructure is delivered successfully in order to reap the dividends.

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