The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
Business services, including facilities management and cleaning, have been highlighted by the government as an emerging 'key sector' for future economic growth.
The first National Strategic Skills Audit, commissioned by the government and published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, claims the industry is expected to account for more than one third of total jobs growth over the next few years.
The property industry was also ranked highly in terms of economically significant areas.
Asset Skills had substantial input into the Audit through its Sector Skills Assessment research and studies into employment trends and skills gaps in three of six ‘clusters’ - or sectors - deemed growth areas in the audit.
The report, Skills for Jobs: Today and Tomorrow, aims to provide government, as well as employers, providers, individuals and public agencies with greater insight into England's existing and future skills needs.
It identifies the sectors, occupations and skills on which we need to particularly focus so that we are able to effectively meet the changing needs of the economy and labour market.
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To view the 2009 White Paper New Industry, New Jobs, visit www.bis.gov.uk/files/file51023.pdf