Partnership working is key to improving graduate skills

Phillips, Lucy
May 2008
People Management;5/15/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p14
The article addresses the need for the British government to build a closer link between employers and academics. According to Sarah Van Der Heyden, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) policy adviser, the government's drive to equip everyone with basic skills may have come at the expense of the urgent need to develop higher-level skills on a more selective basis. Employers work with universities and schools to change attitudes and stimulate demand among young people for technology-related degrees and careers.


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