New Champions For SIGs

July 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jul/Aug2001, Vol. 3 Issue 6, p66
Trade Publication
The contents of the report on the skills shortage in the transportation industry in Great Britain, which was produced by the National Training Organizationsfor the sector and sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills were presented in this article. It highlights the significant gaps in the skills of the current workforce which lead to a continuing, and substantial, need for training provision within the sector. The reports shows that as a result of the labor market tightening, over half of the vacancies in the sector are hard to fill. According to the report the skills requirement identified as a result of the changes in the industry include increasing the need for better management skills, inceasing the need for customer care skills for all employees, and increasing the use of information technology skills.


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