The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
Asset Skills is working in partnership with the Welsh School of Architecture on the Built Environment Sustainability Training (BEST) programme.
Asset Skills secured more than £1m in government funding to shape degree-level apprenticeships in facilities management with FM employers.
Asset Skills is designing a talent management programme specifically for facilities management, housing, property, cleaning and parking. This followed research showing a lack of management and leadership skills in these sectors.
This pilot aims to increase the number of higher education bodies collaborating with industry to produce work-ready graduates. As part of this, we'll be running a World of Work scheme where classroom tutors will do work experience in the industries we represent.
The Routes to Employment scheme will help long-term unemployed people and ex-offenders find work and stay in work. This programme will coordinate training and placements through a new social enterprise company called Asset Skills for Employment.
Just a quarter of employers are hiring young people yet our footprint includes some of the largest employers in the UK. Our Youth Employment Charter seeks to address this by strengthening ties between employers and educators to help rebalance the ageing workforce.
Asset Skills and De Montfort University Leicester are working in partnership on a project to develop stronger links between university and housing employers in the region.