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The IMI has submitted its response to the Sub Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy.
Following the Government enquiry looking at careers advice, information and guidance. The inquiry is focusing on developments since the publication of the Education Committee report Careers guidance for young people: The impact of the new duty on schools, in 2013.
Written submissions were invited addressing the following points:
• The quality and impartiality of current provision
• How careers advice in schools and colleges can help to match skills with labour market needs
• The role of the new Careers and Enterprise Company and its relationship with other bodies such as the National Careers Service
• The balance between national and local approaches to careers advice
• Careers advice and apprenticeships
• The potential for employers to play a greater role in careers advice
The IMI has submitted its response to the recently opened Apprenticeship Funding Consultation, commenting on three different proposals for employers within the sector. This consultation was opened in response to 'The Doug Richard Review of Apprenticeships', and aims to provide guidance to the Government on the best funding solution for the Automotive Retail Sector. The response can be found under the 'Downloads' section of this webpage, and is entitled 'Apprenticeship Funding Reform Consultation Response'
The IMI has submitted a number of responses to recently submitted Vocational based consultations. These include
All of the above responses can be found under the downloads section of this page.
In driving growth for the economy, you need employees with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time. In order to achieve this, work-related qualifications have been reformed to better meet the needs of employers, employees and people entering work.
Qualifications are now based on what employers need and what learners can easily access whilst including the best parts of existing vocational qualifications. Fundamentally, they bring choice, clarity and confidence to vocational qualifications.
Choice, clarity and confidence for employers
There is now a new process for developing and recognising vocational qualifications that directly involves employers to ensure that the skills needed to improve productivity, generate employment and drive our economy are developed.
Employers can now:
For further information about how this will affect automotive businesses please contact:
Standards and Frameworks Manager