The government’s Skills for Jobs white paper promises employers will shape future technical education ensuring a workforce equipped with the relevant skills businesses need.
The white paper published last week, sets out the government’s plans for delivering its Lifetime Skills Guarantee, reforming the post-16 education system, enabling people to attain skills appropriate for the workplace now and in future.
The white paper encourages more employers to take an active role collaborating in creating technical courses by 2030 alongside £65m in funding to establish college business centres.
UKHospitality has welcomed the Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper, providing a blueprint for the UK’s post-16 education system.
The trade body has reiterated the importance of providing pathways for young people into employment to secure the future of the hospitality sector and help boost economic regeneration post-COVID.
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “Encouraging more people into careers in hospitality was a priority for the sector even before the devastation of the pandemic. As we emerge from the crisis, securing support to offer pathways for young people into employment will be more vital than ever. Giving employers more input into the qualifications delivered and encouraging collaboration with further education institutions is extremely welcome.
“There is an opportunity for the hospitality to drive the economic recovery of the UK after this crisis has passed. We are in arguably the best position to offer employment and provide investment in town centres and high streets in every region. Providing people with the knowledge, skills and desire to embark on a rewarding and exciting career will be crucial to filling hard-to-fill vacancies, ensuring the hospitality sector bounces back stronger from the crisis, and supporting the regeneration of the country’s economy.”
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