Solutions to skills shortages in education and business

As organisations continue to struggle with skills shortages, the IoD Education Group is working with the Careers and Enterprise Company to beta-test its new ‘Employer Standards for Careers Education’ self-assessment tool - and would love you to take part.

Currently under development and relevant to organisations of any size, the Employer Standards framework sets out what ‘good’ looks like in careers education.

By completing the self-assessment your organisation can assess its performance and receive a bespoke report with recommended actions to improve impact. Whether you’re starting out on your careers education journey or looking to evaluate an established programme, this is a great chance to get involved.

The deadline is Friday 22 September. Read more to find out how to get involved here.

You can learn more about practical ways of addressing the UK’s skills gaps in the education and business sectors, as well as this free tool, by joining our upcoming webinar – details to be released in due course.

Businesses say that a close relationship between business and education can help close skills gaps and is one way to improve UK growth. Matt Payler, senior manager, Strategic Business Partnerships at the Careers and Education Company will talk about the Employer Standards for Careers Education self-assessment tool and the work with IoD’s Education Group, as well as the Careers and Education Company’s broader work in this area. The talk will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

For more information on the Education Group, please click here.

This is a guest blog which contains the views of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of the IoD. 

About the author

Dean Stokes

Chair, Education Group, Institute of Directors

Dean Stokes has over ten years’ senior-level experience in the higher education sector as director of strategy and planning at University College London and prior to that with City, University of London.

Over this period, his responsibilities have encompassed both strategy development and implementation, including through the portfolio of major capital projects that have become a significant feature of university business over the past decade as the sector has expanded. His vision for the IoD Education Group is that it welcomes people from across the sector with a business or policy and governance interest in skills, training and education in its broadest sense.

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